New McCall & Bradnick Edited Book Proposal on Voices of the Spirit:
Pasted below is the introductory section of a new book proposal that I submitted tonight. In this endeavor, I will be aided by my notorious friend, Dr. David Bradnick.
Due to their expertise in Pentecostal theology, we-Dr. David Bradnick and Rev. Bradford McCall-wrote to numerous established Pentecostal/Charismatic scholars in request of their highly respected opinion in the early stages of developing an edited book on contemporary Pentecostal-Charismatic theology. We envision it to be a valuable introductory resource for college students, seminarians, and anyone else interested in this topic, perhaps including lay people as well as scholars from other traditions. Many introductory texts have been written on the history of Pentecostalism and traditional Pentecostal theology, using very broad brushstrokes, but we aver that there is a need for a single resource that introduces readers to the vast array of current trends in Pentecostal-Charismatic thought. This is where we requested the individual scholars’ assistance. We asked scholars within the Pentecostal movement to help us generate a list of influential Pentecostal-Charismatic theologians who they would expect to be featured within such a volume. In review of their suggestions, as well as our own thoughts on the subject, we developed the following proposal. Bradnick and McCall plan to enlist, selectively, new/young Pentecostal scholars in the composition of this title, as we deem it true that the overall value of the text will be enhanced by having a diversity of “voices” contribute to a book upon “Pentecostal Voices.” In a later stage, after approval by the publisher, we will generate a new list of young, contemporary scholars to approach and request their assistance on producing individual chapters along the below-delineated lines. We will approach these young scholars in a systematic and deliberate fashion upon approval of the initial proposal.
Table of Contents: Voices of the Spirit: A Primer to Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology
” ~3,000 words per scholar, times 37 scholars, equals ~111,000 words, plus ~5,500 for the Introduction, equals ~116,500 words in totality.
I. Editorial Introduction
1) We provide this broad introduction to the work in our initial proposal submission.
II. Notable Classical Pentecostal & Charismatic Voices, including:
1) French Arrington (NT; Pentecostal Theo. Sem; Church of God, Cleveland)
2) Guy P. Duffield & Nathaniel M. Van Cleave
3) Stanley Horton
4) William & Robert P. Menzies
5) J. Rodman Williams (charismatic Presbyterian)
III. Notable First Wave of Contemporary Pentecostal Voices, including:
1) Terry Cross
2) Steven J. Land (Theology; Pent. Theo. Sem; Church of God, Cleveland)
3) Frank Macchia (Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology; Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God (Pentecostal Manifestos (PM)); The Trinity, Practically Speaking; Theology Between the East and West: A Radical Legacy: Essays in Honor of Jan Milic Lochman; Spirituality and Social Liberation: The Message of the Blumhardts in the Light of Wuerttemberg Pietism (Pietist and Wesleyan Studies); Spirit’s Gifts – God’s Reign (Theology & Worship Occasional Paper, No. 11))
IV. Notable North American Pentecostal Voices, including:
1) Kenneth Archer (Theology; Southeastern Univ.; Constructive Pneumatological Hermeneutics in Pentecostal Christianity, co-editor with L. William Oliverio, Jr. ; The Gospel Revisited: Towards a Pentecostal Theology of Worship and Witness ; A Pentecostal Hermeneutic: Spirit, Scripture and Community ; A Pentecostal Hermeneutic for the Twenty-First Century: Spirit, Scripture and Community )
2) Peter Althouse (Theology; Southeastern Univ.; Spirit of the Last Days: Pentecostal Eschatology in Conversation with Jürgen Moltmann ; The Ideological Development of Power in Early American Pentecostalism ; Winds from the North: Canadian Contributions to Early Pentecostalism ; Perspectives in Pentecostal Eschatologies: World without End ; Catch the Fire: Soaking Prayer and Charismatic Renewal ).
3) Tony Richie
4) Steven M. Studebaker (Theology; McMaster, CA; Defining Issues in Pentecostalism: Classical and Emergent ; Pentecostalism and Globalization: The Implications of Pentecostalism for North American Pentecostal Theology and Ministry ; A Liberating Spirit: Pentecostals and Social Action in North America ; From Pentecost to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology ; Christianity and Globalization: Implications for Christian Ministry ; A Pentecostal Political Theology for American Renewal: Spirit of the Kingdoms, Citizens of the City ).
5) James K.A. Smith
V. Notable Latino Pentecostal Voices, including:
1) Daniel Castelo (Latino).
2) Gaston Espinosa (Latino, Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action, focuses also on global Pentecostal origins)
3) Dario Lopez (Latino).
4) Nestor Medina (Latin).
VI. Notable European Pentecostal Voices, including:
1) William Kay (UK, contends that Southeast Asia will become more important to global Christianity)
2) Andy Lord (Anglican priest)
3) Wolfgang Vondey (now residing in Britain)
4) Keith Warrington (British)
VII. Notable Global Pentecostal Voices
1) Simon Chan (Theology; Trinity Theological College; Assemblies; Man and Sin: An Independent-Study Textbook ; Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life ; Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition ; Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community ; Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up )
2) Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Toward a Pneumatological Theology: Pentecostal and Ecumenical Perspectives on Ecclesiology, Soteriology, and Theology of Mission (Kärkkäinen and Yong); Christ and Reconciliation: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 1; Holy Spirit and Salvation: The Sources of Christian Theology; One With God: Salvation as Deification and Justification; Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective; The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction; The Trinity: Global Perspectives; Trinity and Religious Pluralism: The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions)
3) Nimi Wariboko
4) Amos Yong (we provide this chapter in our initial proposal)
VIII. Notable Female Pentecostal Voices, including:
1) Kimberly Alexander
2) Daniela Augustine (formerly from Bulgarian Theological College UK, now at Lee Univ.)
3) Cheryl Bridges Johns (Pent. Theo. Sem; Church of God, Cleveland)
4) Lisa Stephenson
5) Angela Tarango (Indian)
IX. Notable Oneness Pentecostal Voices, including:
1) David K. Bernard (Essentials of Oneness Theology ; The New Birth ; The Message of Romans ; Essential Doctrines of the Bible ; A Handbook of Basic Doctrines ; A Study Guide for the Oneness of God ; Oneness and Trinity, A.D. 100-300 ; In the Name of Jesus ; The trinitarian controversy in the fourth century ; The Oneness View of Jesus Christ ; A History of Christian Doctrine ; Understanding the Articles of Faith: An Examination of United Pentecostal Beliefs ; Justification and the Holy Spirit ; On Being Pentecostal ; The Apostolic Church in the Twenty-First Century ; The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ: Deification of Jesus in Early Christian Discourse )
2) David S. Norris (I AM: A Oneness Pentecostal Theology)
X. Notable Emerging Contemporary Pentecostal Voices, including:
1) Mark Cartledge
2) Andrew Gabriel (Canadian, displays interesting views on Speaking in Tongues and Spirit Baptism, which challenge historical conceptions)
3) L. William Oliverio, Jr.
4) A.J. Swoboda
5) Andrew Williams
37 scholars @ ~3,000 words per scholar, roughly equals ~111,000 words, plus ~5,500 for the Introduction, equals ~116,500 words in totality.