For Such a Time as This,

Re-imagining Practical Theology for Independent Pentecostal Churches


Antipas L. Harris

 

Paperback Edition: ISBN 978-1609470005   Retail: $39.00

 

Asbury Theological Seminary Series:

The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies (No. 1)

 

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The pentecostal movement is not only growing rapidly all over the world, it is changing, multiplying and dividing. But it is also maturing. Younger scholars in the movement see the need for a "theological head" to go together with the "experiential heart." But to be pentecostal, this theology will have to be practical. Harris's book makes a substantial contribution to this important process. He deftly weaves together case studies of actual congregations with clearly written theological thinking. This book is required for anyone interested in the pentecostal movement.

-Harvey Cox, PhD, Author of The Future of Faith

Emeritus Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University

 

So many books are written for and about emerging leaders of growing and mega-church congregations. However, until now, no one had given necessary attention to the small congregations that are so much a part of the urban and rural contours of our nation and throughout the globe. While lifting up the valuable contribution of independent pentecostal congregations, Harris uses the issue of the treatment of women in the church as a focal point for his critique, vigorously challenging independent pentecostal leaders to engage in “critical theological strategies to reshape doctrinal practices” in line with the contemporary culture in which they find themselves. More importantly, his excellent insights provide practical tools to begin that course of action by employing the need for a new ecclesial paradigm that includes more communal participation in the theological process.

-Estrelda Alexander, PhD

Regent University School of Divinity

 

Dr. Antipas Harris has strengthened a historically weak link in the contemporary pentecostal experience. By this thorough work, the contemporary pentecostal/charismatic movement is enhanced: the fervency of Spiritfilled liturgy, the life changing dimensions of anointed pneumatology, the inspiration of worshipful musicology are reinforced by a dynamic well structured practical theology. The Spirit blows where it wishes. For Such a Time as This is a fresh breath of theological wind!

-Kenneth C. Ulmer, D.Min, PhD

President of The King's College and Seminary

Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church

 

 

About the Author:

Antipas L. Harris is Assistant Professor of Practical Ministry and Director of the Youth and Urban Ministry Center at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, VA. A scholar-preacher-musician and theological educator, he is ordained and serves as national and international apostolic teacher and preacher. Antipas holds a Doctorate in Practical Theology (Boston University School of Theology), a Master of Sacred Theology (Yale University Divinity School), a Master of Divinity [Candler School of Theology (Emory University)], and a Bachelor of Arts (LaGrange College).

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