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Baptized in the Spirit


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CONTENTS Acknowledgments... 9 1 INTRODUCTION: FRAMING THE ISSUE... 11 2 SPIRIT BAPTISM AND PENTECOSTAL THEOLOGY: RETURNING TO OUR CENTRAL DISTINCTIVE... 19 Is Spirit Baptism the Central Pentecostal Distinctive?... 20 From Sanctification to Spirit Baptism: Early Fragmentation... 28 Spirit Baptism and Doctrinal Diversity: The Developing Challenge... 33 From Spirit Baptism to Eschatology: Towards Coherence... 38 From Spirit Baptism to Oral Theology: The Challenge of Theological Method... 49 Postscript: The Unfinished Business of Pentecostal Theology... 57 3 THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER: EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES OF SPIRIT BAPTISM... 61 Spirit Baptism and Regeneration... 64 Spirit Baptism and Water Baptism... 72 Spirit Baptism and Empowerment... 75 Eschatological Framework... 85 4 CHRIST AS THE KING AND THE SPIRIT AS THE KINGDOM: SPIRIT BAPTISM IN TRINITARIAN PERSPECTIVE... 89 The Pentecost-Kingdom Connection... 91 Spirit Baptism and the Church's Faith in Jesus... 107 Spirit Baptism as a Trinitarian Act... 113 Spirit Baptism and Elements of Life in the Kingdom... 129 - Spirit-Baptized Justification... 129 - Spirit-Baptized Sanctification... 140 - Spirit-Baptized Witness... 145 In Sum... 153 5 SIGNS OF GRACE IN A GRACELESS WORLD: TOWARD A SPIRIT-BAPTIZED ECCLESIOLOGY... 155 Spirit Baptism and Koinonia... 156 Toward a Spirit-Baptized Anthropology... 168 The Spirit-Baptized Church: The Pluralist Challenge... 178 The Spirit-Baptized Church: Toward a Critical Dialectic... 190 The Spirit-Baptized Church: Biblical Models... 199 - People of God... 200 - Body of Christ... 201 - Temple of the Spirit... 203 The Marks of the Spirit-Baptized Church... 204 - Unity... 211 - Holiness... 222 - Catholicity... 224 - Apostolicity... 229 "Marks" of Preaching, Sacraments, and Charismatic Fullness... 241 - Preaching... 244 - Sacraments... 247 In Sum... 256 6 BAPTIZED IN LOVE: THE SPIRIT-BAPTIZED LIFE... 257 Importance of Divine Love... 259 Toward a Theology of Love... 261 Faith and Love... 265 Hope and Love... 269 Spirit Baptism as Love's "Second Conversion"... 280 Scripture Index... 283 Subject Index... 291 Author Index... 293

About the Author

Frank D. Macchia (ThD, University of Basel, Switzerland) is professor of theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He has served as president of the Society of Pentecostal Studies and is a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches. Frank is senior editor of Pneuma: The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

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