Love of Power Or the Power of Love
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About "Love of Power Or the Power of Love"
A careful theological assessment of problems within the Charismatic and Word-of-Faith movements from sympathetic scholars.
Meet the Authors
After 15 years of parish ministry in his native Scotland and four in the troubled Northern Ireland of the early 70s, Rev Dr. Tom Smail joined the Fountain Trust, promoting charismatic renewal in Britain and beyond. From 1979 - 85 he was Vice-Principal and Lecturer in Doctrine at St John's College, Nottingham, and then led a church in Croydon until retirement in 1994. He has written seven books Once and for All: A Confession of the Church (Wipf and Stock), Windows on the Cross (DLT/Wipf and Stock), Praying with Paul (Bible Reading Fellowship), Like Father, like Son: The Trinity Imaged in Our Humanity (Paternoster/ Eerdmans), The Giving Gift (Wipf and Stock), Reflected Glory (Hodder) and The Forgotten Father (Hodder/Wipf and Stock) and continues to lecture and preach in the UK and abroad.
Andrew Walker is Canon Professor of Culture, Theology and Education at King's College, London; the editor of the 'Deep Church' series from Paternoster Press (books on the relationship between tradiition and contemporary religious practice),and the author of Remembering Our Future: Explorations in Deep Church(2007); and The Idea of a Christian University.
Nigel G Wright
Dr Nigel G. Wright (PhD FRSA) is Principal of Spurgeon's College, London and a former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain
As a theologian Nigel has contributed significantly to the recovery of the Anabaptist tradition, to thinking about the church and its relationship to the state, to reflection on the theology of charismatic renewal and to the renewal of evangelicalism. He describes his current field as 'theology and ministry'.
A well-published author, his books include The Radical Kingdom: Restoration in Theory and Practice (1986), Challenge to Change: A Radical Agenda for Baptists (1991), Charismatic Renewal: The Search for a Theology (1995), The Radical Evangelical: Finding a Place to Stand (1996) and Disavowing Constantine: Mission Church and the Social Order in the theologies of John Howard Yoder and Jurgen Moltmann (2000).
His most recent books are New Baptists, New Agenda (2002), A Theology of the Dark Side (2003), God on the Inside (2006), Free Church, Free State: The Positive Baptist Vision(2005) and The Real Godsend (2009)
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