God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul
~Gordon D. Fee
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ISBN/ASIN : 094357594X
Manufacturer : Hendrickson Publishers|
Release data : 01 July, 1994
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God's Empowering Presence
It's a very good book, very detailed but hard to understand for new believers because of the term used in this book. I am not majoring in pastoral, and that's probably why I am having a hard time understanding. I got this book becaused I needed it for one of my class. It is worthy buying and keeping this book if you wish to deepened your knowledge about the new testament. Recommended.
Long and lengthy but worth the effort
Gordon Fee may be the outstanding new testament scholar in North America and this is most likely to be regarded as his finest work. Fee goes through the letters of Paul on a verse by verse basis locating passages that refer to the Holy Spirit. Fee carefully chooses other passages where he feels that the Holy Spirit is inferred and also is careful with his exegisis of passages that may refer to the Holy Spirit or to "the spirit" in a non-specific way.
This book provides a powerful study of Paul and also shows how we, as modern day christians, underestimate the power of the spirit in our lives. For Paul the Holy Spirit was a real and dominating prescence and this wonderful study elevates that part of Paul's writings to a new plane.
This book is huge but Fee is such an enjoyable writer that the time spent reading this book passes very quickly. If you are interested in Paul and/or the Holy Spirit then this book is indespensable.
Solid meat for the serious Christian
Dr. Gordon Fee is a rare human being: a marvelous scholar whose academic skill brings out the best of his Pentecostal beliefs. In my opinion, this book is a major contribution to New Testament scholarship. Fee explores each Pauline reference to the Holy Spirit (including references to each and every "spiritual gift," such as prophecy, speaking in tongues, etc.) without pushing any overt theological agenda.
Fee convinced me that the Holy Spirit was more real to Paul than I might have suspected from any catechism or the classic creeds. Under Fee's guidance, Paul's references to the Spirit reveal a present and experienced reality that forces us to adopt a higher view of the Spirit.