Baptism in the Holy Spirit by J. D. G. Dunn

By J. D. G. Dunn

In Baptism within the Holy Spirit James Dunn argues that water baptism is just one point within the New testomony trend of conversion and initiation. The reward of the Spirit, he believes, is the relevant aspect. For the writers of the hot testomony merely those that had bought the Holy Spirit should be referred to as Christians. For them the reception of the Spirit used to be a truly convinced and infrequently very dramatic adventure - the decisive and climactic adventure in conversion - initiation - to which Christians have been frequently recalled while reminded in their Christian religion and adventure. during this booklet James Dunn uncovers where of the reward of the Holy Spirit within the overall complicated occasion of changing into a Christian. His conclusions might help readers to deepen their realizing of the sacrament of baptism. when you consider that its unique e-book in 1970 Baptism within the Holy Spirit has turn into a vintage of latest testomony scholarship. This new version, released at the 40th anniversary of its unique ebook, contains a new prolonged Preface during which James Dunn engages with the debates approximately Baptism within the Holy Spirit because it was once first released. James D. G. Dunn used to be Lightfoot Professor of Divinity within the college of Durham. he's the writer of diverse best-selling books and stated as one of many world's major specialists on New testomony study.

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