Renewing the Church By the Spirit: Theological Education After Pentecost
: In most parts of the world and especially where Christianity is flourishing, Pentecostal and charismatic movements predominate. What would it look like for the Western world-beset by the narrative of decline-to participate in this global Spirit-driven movement? According to...
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In most parts of the world and especially where Christianity is flourishing, Pentecostal and charismatic movements predominate. What would it look like for the Western world-beset by the narrative of decline-to participate in this global Spirit-driven movement? According to Amos Yong, it all needs to start with the way we approach theological education.
Renewing the Church by the Spirit makes the case for elevating pneumatology in Christian life, allowing the Spirit to reinvigorate church and mission. Yong shows how this approach would attend to both the rapidly deinstitutionalizing forms of twenty-first-century Christianity and the pressing need for authentic spiritual experiences that marks contemporary religious life. He begins with a broad assessment of our postmodern, post-Enlightenment, post-Christendom ecclesial context, before moving into a detailed outline of how a Spirit-filled approach to theological education-its curriculum, pedagogy, and scholarship-can meet the ecclesial and missional demands of this new age.
Amos Yong (Ph.D., Boston University) is J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, Virginia. His books include The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh; Hospitality and the Other; Beyond the Impasse: Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions and Spirit-Word-Community: Theological Hermeneutics in Trinitarian Perspective. More information about Amos Yong is available on the Regent University website.
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- :<p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p>preface<br /> Introduction<br /> Part I. Church Amid World Christianities: The Heart And Soul Of Theological Education<br /> 1. Theological Education And The (western) Church As The Body Of Christ<br /> 2. Theological Expansion Of The Church Catholic As The People Of God<br /> 3. Theological Transformation Of The Church As The Fellowship Of The Spirit<br /> Part Ii. Witness In Global Contexts: The Hands And Works Of Theological Transformation<br /> 4. Missional Information: Publicizing The Coming Age<br /> 5. Market Reformation: Materializing The Jubilee Spirit<br /> 6. Personal Formation: Participating In The Triune Community<br /> Part Iii. Academy In An Open World: The Mind And Task Of Theological Exploration<br /> 7. Theological Curriculum: Teaching (through) The Spirit Of Truth<br /> 8. Theological Pedagogy: Learning In The Spirit Of Wisdom<br /> 9. Theological Scholarship: Renewing The Mind By The Spirit<br /> For Further Thought</p>