Welcome, Holy Spirit
2023 | 535pp pb | ISBN: 978-1-914454-86-8
This book is based on a lengthy international study process among Lutheran church leaders and theologians, all committed to charismatic renewal in the Lutheran Church. It led to the 1987 book Welcome, Holy Spirit: A Study of Charismatic Renewal in the Church, edited by the American pastor Larry Christenson. The present volume is a thoroughly revised, updated and expanded version by Norwegian Professor Tormod Engelsviken, one of the original contributors, that also deals with the further growth and development of the Charismatic Renewal since 1987. This is done with a global, missional and ecumenical perspective. It treats all the most important issues raised by the worldwide Pentecostal/ Charismatic movement, historically, biblically, doctrinally and practically. In doing so it attempts to be theological in content and popular in form. The book is evangelical, charismatic and Lutheran in its outlook and may serve as a textbook for pastors and Christian leaders providing both dependable information and spiritual inspiration. The publication is endorsed and supported by the Oasis Movement within the Lutheran Church of Norway.