Apostles Today: Making Sense of Contemporary Charismatic Apostolates: a Historical and Theological Approach
By: Benjamin G. McNair Scott (author)Paperback
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Are apostles amongst us today? According to a growing section of the church, the answer is yes. This book investigates and appraises the idea, seeking answers to the following questions in the context of the church in Britain and the USA: Is there a robust scriptural justification for the charismatic apostolate (CA) that most charismatic groups are proclaiming? How widespread is this belief and why has it become more commonplace? What kind of apostles are being advocated by influential popular teachers? What does church history and tradition have to offer to this idea? Is there a way to endorse and embrace the CA ecumenically? Does the CA have a future in the universal church? These are important questions to answer for the sake of the church's mission and health.
Benjamin G. McNair Scott (PhD) is an Anglican priest and the chaplain at St Catherine's School, Bramley, Surrey.
Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Where We Are 1 Apostles Today: USA 2 Apostles Today: Britain 3 Popular Charismatic Teachers on Apostles Part Two: How We Got Here 4 Post-Biblical History of Charismatic Apostles 5 Shifting Perspectives: How a Minority Viewpoint Became Widespread Part Three: What We Should Make of It 6 Biblical Counter-arguments and Legitimations for an Ongoing Charismatic 7 Theological/Ecclesiological Critique of Popular Evangelical Conceptions of the Charismatic Apostolate Part Four: Where it Might Go Summary and Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Index
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