Perspectives on Pentecost: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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With exegetical depth, objectivity, and clarity Richard B. Gaffin examines prophecy and tongues and makes a case for the cessation of both gifts at the close of the apostolic era.

Pentecost is presented as integral to the once-for-all work of Christ and decisive for the life of the whole church. Dr. Gaffin’s biblical-theological perspective is thorough: he defines all the spiritual gifts generally; he clarifies the nature of prophecy and tongues and the question of their continuance in the church today; and he indicates how these exegetical studies bear on contemporary interest in charismatic gifts.

Perspectives on Pentecost dispels the emotionalism and confusion now surrounding the charismatic movement. It is a reliable study for all Bible students and an especially helpful handbook for those either associated with the charismatic movement or who must deal with or family members involved in tongues-speaking experiences.

About the Author

Richard GaffinRichard B. Gaffin, Jr. (ThM and ThD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He also is the author of Resurrection and Redemption (formerly The Centrality of the Resurrection): A Study in Paul’s Soteriology.

127 Pages
Publication Date: 1979
Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

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