Details for Pentecostal Pneumatology
It is sometimes assumed that spirituality and theology are polar opposites. This, however, is to fail to recognise that the Holy Spirit transforms and empowers the whole person, including the mind. This unit provides students with an opportunity to reflect on the rich heritage of the Pentecostal movement and its implications for our understanding and experience of the Spirit. It explores central elements of Pentecostal spirituality and theology and engages critically with the experience and doctrine of baptism in the Holy Spirit. It also considers the importance of the Spirit for our understanding of the nature and mission of the church.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: THE310
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Pentecostal Pneumatology is part of the subject area Theology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit, which builds upon Christian Worldview, examines the historical and modern formulations in respect to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, a key area in Pentecostal theology and practice.
- The development of pneumatology: in Scripture and in the early, medieval and modern church.
- The role of the Spirit in justification and sanctification, baptism, and eschatology
- Pentecostal/charismatic priorities: baptism in the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit
- Mapping various ecclesiologies
- Developments in Pentecostal ecclesiology
- The Roman Catholic / Pentecostal dialogue
- The work of the Spirit through and beyond the Church
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, discussion, tutorials, personal research, web-based interaction.
Worksheet (25%, 1250 words); Book Review (25%, 1250 words); Research Project (50%, 2500words)
- Badcock, G.Light of Truth and Fire of Love. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.
- Bloesch, D. The Church: Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2002.
- Clifton, S.The Developing Ecclesiology of the Assemblies of God in Australia, Fitzroy, Victoria: ACU, 2005.
- Fee, G.God’s Empowering Presence. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1994.
- Hinze, B. and Dabney, L.Advents of the Spirit: the current study of pneumatology. Milwaukee, Wis: Marquette University Press, 2001.
- Kärkkäinen, V-M.An Introduction to Ecclesiology.Downers Grove: IVP, 2002.
- Land, S.Pentecostal Spirituality. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic. 1993.
- Macchia, F.Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.
- McIntyre, J.The Shape of Pneumatology. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2004.
- Moltmann, J. The Church in the Power of the Spirit. London: SCM, 1992.
- Pinnock, C.Flame of Love. Downers Grove: IVP, 1996.
- Volf, M.After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
- Yong.The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.