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Review: The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke

1129982About the Author


Dr. Roger J. Stronstad is a Canadian Pentecostal Bible scholar and a well-known theologian. He is an Associate Professor in Bible and Theology at Summit Pacific College (formerly Western Pentecostal Bible College) in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He has also published six books. He served as the president for the Society of Pentecostal Studies in 1994 and is an adjunct faculty member for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.



Stronstad begins his book with a challenge to the traditional methodology and hermeneutics that have been used to interpret Luke-Acts. Traditionally the church has associated the baptism of the Holy Spirit with conversion, a belief Stronstad wishes to challenge. Stronstad highlights the independence of Luke’s theology and challenges the methodology of interpreting Luke’s data on the Holy Spirit through Pauline lenses. Roger Stronstad shows that since Luke is a historian and theologian in his own right that his perspective on the Holy Spirit differs from Paul’s. Read more…


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