Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God

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Baker Academic, Sep 1, 1994 - Religion - 224 pages
"In Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, Pentecostal scholar Gordon Fee has redefined the terms of the discussion about the Holy Spirit in a way that transcends today's paradigm of 'charismatic' or 'noncharismatic' orientation. His words are a strong reminder of what God, through his Holy Spirit, intends the church to be. . . . His work is an attempt to point us back to the Bible and reinvigorate our own vision of how the Spirit mobilizes the community of believers in the local church."--Wendy Murray, author; former senior writer, Christianity Today

"Gordon Fee, one of our truly master exegetes, has put steel and sinew into the words Spirit, spirit, and spiritual--words that have become flabby through subjectivizing indulgence and lack of exegetical exercise. His accurate, fresh, and passionate recovery of the place and meaning of Spirit in Paul and for us Christians is a provocative stimulus and reliable guide to the recovery of the experienced presence of God in our lives. For those of us who want to live in continuity with all that has been revealed in Jesus and given in the Spirit, this is an eminently practical book."--Eugene H. Peterson, professor emeritus of spiritual theology, Regent College

"Gordon Fee is one of the finest Bible expositors I have known. Whenever he speaks and writes, I listen, and recommend you do the same."--Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries

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User Review  - baggas - LibraryThing

Excellent treatment of Pauline pneumatology. Never realised before just how crucial the Spirit is in Paul's thought. Very readable and convincing book. I'm already reading Paul, and indeed the rest of the NT, with fresh eyes... Read full review

User Review  - TJ -

Every Christian should read this book! My experience that very few believers really understand the person and work of the Spirit. Fee bypasses the denominational biases and directs his efforts toward what the Apostle Paul believed and taught regarding the Holy Spirit. Exceptional! Read full review


A Theology of the Spirit?
God Revisits His People
The Holy Who?
God in Three Persons
The Beginning of the
A People for His Name
Getting In Part
The Fruit of the Spirit
The Ongoing Warfare
Power in Weakness
To the Praise of His Glory
Those Controversial Gifts?
Where to from Here?
Scripture Index

The Spirit at the Entry Point
Staying In Part

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Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of numerous works, including New Testament Exegesis, Listening to the Spirit in the Text, and commentaries on Revelation; Philippians; and 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus. He also coauthored How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth.

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