(41) There is indeed something quintessentially "baptistic
" about both the content of these works and the creative process behind them.
Searle, "Moving towards an Ecumenism Koinonia: A Critical Response to 'The Church: Towards a Common Vision' from a Baptistic
Perspective," Journal of European Baptist Studies 15:2 (January 2015), 17-27.
This is why pentecostal hermeneutics has long stressed, consistent with other restorationist and baptistic
approaches, a this--is--that connectivity between the contemporary horizon of Spirit--filled involvement with the living God (this) and the apostolic account of the same (that).
1) Gantry's Baptistic
education, his ordainment, his first pulpit, his running away from Lulu.
Stamoolis, Eastern Orthodox Mission Theology Today (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1986), 11, 19; Valentin Kozhuharov, "Christian Mission as Teaching and Liturgical Life: An Orthodox Perspective," Baptistic
Theologies 2, no.
Pietist movements of all sorts, baptistic
traditions, and Wesleyan-Holiness Christians in all of their various streams-each of these and more have established hermeneutical practices that focus on the relevance of the apostolic experience for contemporary Christian faith.
In the long run, the boundary has hardened as the "baptistic
" and "pedobaptistic" groups have identified with the conservative Evangelical and Mainline Protestant camps, respectively.
He selected three Philadelphia churches for his study: a large baptistic
congregation with intermittent links to the Independent Fundamental Churches of America; a small Mennonite fellowship; and a growing, upwardly mobile church associated with the "Boston Movement" of the International Churches of Christ.
He presented a specific view of soul freedom as "the right of all people to believe as they choose," but added the important caveat that "this does not mean that Baptists can believe what is not baptistic
and still be Baptists." (10) Lindsell's understanding of Southern Baptist history led him to believe that there was a general theological consensus regarding what was and was not "baptistic
," in his parlance.
While this quite technical Baptistic
book is not for everyone, its clear organization would be good for every author to follow.
The afterward documents the conflicts that plagued the early Pentecostal movement: race and leadership; the Wesleyan second work of grace against the Baptistic
finished-work soteriology; the unitarian "Jesus only" baptismal affirmation against the trinitarian baptismal tradition among Pentecostals.
(30) Historian Philip Griffin-Allwood has argued that the New Hampshire Confession was less overtly Calvinistic than previous statements that had "emphasized the role of the decrees in dividing the elect from the unelect" and stressed instead "the perseverance of the saints." (31) The Free Baptist Treatise was more decidedly baptistic
than previous New Light Baptist statements had been.