Amos Yong has called for "a pneumatological
ecclesiology that recognizes the church as constituted by the Pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit.
Such a stance often illumines themes, as in the chapter on communion (which contrasts pneumatological
perspectives from renewal theologians with that of Calvin) or in the chapter on the Scriptures (which sheds light on renewal views of hermeneutics).
This book provides many fascinating examples of the application of Yong's pneumatological
method, all the while cyclically providing particular topics for his continued revision of that method.
He proposes a boldly pneumatological
approach to theology and Christian discipleship that will particularly stimulate readers who are interested in the intersection between imagination, faith, theology, and the arts.
Rambo writes that "Acknowledging the fractured nature of both word and body in witness moves us into distinctively pneumatological
territory, in which the Spirit is not a life-giver but is, instead, witness to the emergence of life out of death.
In this sense there is a pneumatological
will that can master the psychological will in perfect cooperation with the divine will.
His topics include divine presence in pneumatological
perspective, the world and becoming human in East Asian Buddhism, a comparative Christian-Buddhist anthropology, Eastern Orthodoxy and the desert tradition of spirituality, Buddhaghosa and the Theravada tradition of self-renunciation, Pentecostal demonologies and the Asian context, Buddhist traditions of the demonic, and skillful means and the transformation of the middle way.
Yong first builds on christological and eschatological proposals regarding divine action, emphasizing the eschatological nature of pneumatological
divine action: the Spirit makes the kingdom of God present now by making the "new creation" present now (chapter three).
Drawing on several current theological and biblical investigations, Karkkainen re-contextualizes the setting for the doctrine of justification, reconsiders the current biblical understanding of justification, explores ecumenical advances in relating the Lutheran doctrine of justification to Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions, examines the relationship of justification to the work of justice and liberation, and seeks to reconstruct a more balanced pneumatological
account of justification.
the reductionistic reading that views Yoder--especially Yoder's later publications--as favoring a sociological account of the Gospel and Christian practices as opposed to a more theological, pneumatological
or sacramental account; (16) and,
Chapters discuss and analyze the hermeneutics of the movement and underlying theological presumptions, healing theology in practice both in years past and the modern day, and theological reflections from trinitarian, pneumatological
, christological/soteriological, ecclesiological, and eschatological viewpoints.
At his Institute, Beddoes literalizes a spirit of scientific experimentation as he conducts pneumatological
experiments into invisible gases.