The Spirit of the Atonement: Pentecostal Challenges to the Christian Tradition

Barber Institute of Fine Arts – Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 6 June 2017 (13:00-16:00)

Professor Steve Studebaker will address the challenges and opportunities provided by Pentecostal theology to the Christian atonement tradition.

Although the atonement has been at the core of Pentecostal soteriology, no comprehensive theology has yet been articulated and brought into dialogue with the variety of Christian proposals. Studebaker suggests that it is particularly the Pentecostal focus on the Holy Spirit that challenges the established theories and ideas of the Christian tradition. His research shows particular interests in the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, Jonathan Edwards, Pentecostal theology, and theological reflection on contemporary culture and events, evident in two discernible streams of publications: one focuses on the trinitarian theology of Jonathan Edwards, the other participates in constructive Pentecostal theology.

Studebaker received the annual book award of the Society for Pentecostal Studies for his work, From Pentecostal to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology. As one of the leading constructive and systematic Pentecostal theologians today, his work engages broad Christian concerns through the lens of Pentecostal and Charismatic perspectives. The presentation will be followed by responses from two PGR students, Simo Frestadius (Regents Theological College) and Mikael Stenhammar (University of Birmingham) and a time of dialogue and conversation.

  • Professor Steve Studebaker, Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology & Howard & Shirley Bentall Chair in Evangelical Thought, McMaster Divinity College, Ontario, Canada.
  • The annual Walter J. Hollenweger lecture
  • This event is free, but booking is essential. For registration, please visit the Eventbrite online page 

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