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An Essay on the Development of Doctrine
This book argues that if the
Pentecostal movement is to overcome its excessive individualism and
structural instability the way forward is not more institutionalization
but a coherent and robust ecclesiology based on the Pentecost event,
which is the coming of the Holy Spirit in his own person into the
church. A Pentecostal ecclesiology is essentially the working-out of the
ramifications of that key event. The book takes a more ontological
understanding of the relationship between the Spirit and the church than
would Protestant and evangelical ecclesiologies. In this respect, it has
more in common with Orthodoxy.
It is further argued that this
realignment away from Protestantism and evangelicalism towards
Orthodoxy, far from removing Pentecostals from their roots, actually
brings them much closer to the heart of Pentecostal spirituality.