A Christianity Today Book of the Year In what may be regarded as his magnum opus, Clark Pinnock here turns attention to the vital Christian doctrine of the. In what may be regarded as his magnum opus, Clark Pinnock turns attention to the vital Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Writing out of both wide learning and . Flame of Love has ratings and 12 reviews. Adrian as hismagnum opus, Clark Pinnock here turns attention to the vital Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

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As llove basis for his inquiry into Spirit theology, Pinnock focuses intently on the relational dynamic of the Godhead as testified by the incarnate Christ and witnessed by the New Testament.

While the Bible does not always explain whether it is talking generally about God as Spirit or specifically about the person of the Spirit, Pinnock does not shy away from gleaning what it does have to say about the third person of the Trinity.

Matt Nelson rated it it was ok Sep 25, He prioritizes the history of the Spirit another Moltmannian emphasis over the history of Jesus and links the anointing of the Spirit on Jesus to the anointing of the community of believers Church on Pentecost. Selected pages Title Page. There is a role for thinking about what to do next, but this thinking should be always done in the context of waiting on God. It is not surprising that many have rejected God when there has been so little to attract them to him.

Pinnock is employing the biblical, historical, philosophical and cultural understandings in order to emphasize the presence and function of the Holy Spirit in the economic Trinity. Since God is Triune, in fact, He can not really be known without all three. A Theology of the Holy Spirit have now earned a comfortable home in theological discussion. InterVarsity PressOct 25, – Religion – pages.


Only by attending to the Spirit can we move beyond sterile rationalist religion in the direction of recovering the sense of intimacy and immediacy for which our generation – and every generation – longs”. Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Taking his cue from the Scriptures Pinnock does not settle for such an impersonal concept and sees the Spirit as the person who enacts the communion of the Trinity as well as the overflow of that communion into creation.

Andrew Hamilton rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Popular passages Page 31 – All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Even where I would flat out disagree with him, I sense a pinonck humility in what he communicates Come pinock, read it My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Pinnock draws on Eastern Orthodoxy to show some shortcomings in Western Christian theology. Clark Pinnock gives you the theory that helps to validate what you have already experienced. Using weapons of the Spirit, we pull down strongholds and join the uprising against the present disorder.

A Critical Review of Clark Pinnock’s: Flame of Love: a Theology of the Holy Spirit

He asserts that this is a biblical approach and that if there has been any accommodation to culture or philosophy in theology it came with those who insisted on viewing God as the Unmoved Mover: Other editions – View all Flame of Love: Brenda rated it it was amazing May 08, The later chapters are a bit more detailed and more controversial.

I read this book for Bible College. Martin Barber rated it really liked it Aug 21, Even flake unchurched sense that knowing about God is not the same o knowing God The church lives out its witness in concrete historical situations, waiting for God to lead.

Although by virtue of His internal communion the Triune God is not dependent upon creation in any sense, it is out of His benevolence—even His playfulness—that God creates a cosmos and a people in His own image with whom He may share communion. Never one to duck the difficult or sensitive questions, he also examines issues of the Spirit’s universality, gender language for the Spirit, and charismatic gifts.


If there was one book that best presents a theological, scholarly, and charismatic view on the Holy Spirit, this is it. Dunn Jesus Christ John Karl Barth kingdom liturgy live Logos Lord means mission Moltmann mystery nature Orthodox Pannenberg participate Paul Pentecost person possible prayer prevenient prevenient grace received the Spirit redemption relation relationality relationship religions renewal response revelation sacrament salvation saved says Scripture sinners speak Spirit Christology Systematic Theology Testament theologians Theosis things thinking Toronto Blessing tradition transformation trinitarian Trinity triune truth understanding union unity universe wants Word York Yves Congar.

This Side of Sunday: Reflection on “Flame of Love” by Clark Pinnock

Having said that, Pinnock speaks pinnocl much needed corrective into the narrow-mindedness of evangelical Christians who often lack in listening skills and miss important bridges in sharing the gospel as a result of a deficient appreciation of what the Spirit is doing in the hearts and lives of other people and cultures, and even religions. It is indicative of fllame the influence of the author and of the rapid changes in theology that Clark H.

Some beautiful thoughts and ideas well worth contemplating. Also, one thing that stands out in this book is his incorporation of the charismatic movement by locating the Pentecostal experience clrak central to Christian faith.

The most controversial part of this book comes when Pinnock applies all this theology to our understanding of the universality of redemption. Other editions – View all Flame of Love: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Account Options Sign in. Want to Read saving….