A Christianity Today Book of the Year In what may be regarded as his magnum opus, Clark Pinnock here turns attention to the vital Christian doctrine of the. In what may be regarded as his magnum opus, Clark Pinnock turns attention to the vital Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Writing out of both wide learning and . Flame of Love has ratings and 12 reviews. Adrian as hismagnum opus, Clark Pinnock here turns attention to the vital Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

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Pinnock does an outstanding job of describing the person of if Holy Spirit, the relationship of the Trinity, and the role of Spirit in creation, the church, and the believer. Other editions – View all Flame of Love: The church is placed at the disposal of the Spirit and commissioned to serve the kingdom in the world.

Pinnock displays a sincere desire to better understand the mysterious and oft-overlooked yet presumably not completely incomprehensible Holy Spirit.

Full review on my blog at http: He pinnnock love and fellowship, unity and peace 1 Cor 1: The final chapter is loaded with bias and error.

In the wake of Clark Pinnock’s death I thought I’d dig up a seminary “reflection paper” that I had to write in after reading his Flame of Love: But if you are expecting it to be primarily lovve Pentecostal treatise, you may be disappointed although it does have some excellent quotes in there.


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Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit

Always in sight is the mission of the church, for “people want to meet the real and living God and will not be satisfied with a religion that only preaches and moralizes. He is trying to represent the Church in its catholicity by reflecting on the beliefs and practices of the Church through its history.

Nov 06, Robert Spurlock rated it really liked it. Did I enjoy the book? Pinnock explores the doctrine of the Spirit in relation to other key doctrines such as oove Trinity, creation, Christology and the church. This was easy to read, and I commented to other while reading, I am surprised that a theological book could make me laugh. Charles Marsh Limited preview – Michael rated it really liked it Jan loce, This book, deep in theology, helped to open me to new ways of relating to the holy spirit.

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Want to Read saving…. Pinnock would agree that the grace of God in redemption is unlimited in scope and unconditionally given. While the Bible does not always explain whether it is talking generally about God as Spirit clarkk specifically about the person of the Spirit, Pinnock does not shy away from gleaning what it does have to say about the third person pihnock the Trinity.

It is not surprising that many have rejected God when there has been so little to attract them to him.

Brian Taylor rated it liked it Apr 28, Questions for Discussion 1. Lewis Catholic chap charism charismatic Christian church communion Cornelius Plantinga created creation creative creatures disciples lf doctrine dynamic Eerdmans empowered evangelical event exists experience faith Father fellowship gift gives glory goal God’s love God’s presence gospel grace Grand Rapids healing heart Hendrikus Berkhof Holy Spirit hope human incarnation Irenaeus issue James D.


Clark Pinnock, Flame of Love: As a result we expect to better understand God by thinking of Him as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and we expect to better understand each of these three persons by thinking of them within this Unity; this perfect communion of three pinnck.

A Theology of the Holy Spirit. Rather than taking this as a reason to avoid the issue altogether, Pinnock rightly takes this and enfolds it into his understanding of the person of the Spirit. Open Preview See a Problem? I also enjoyed the book because he quoted one of my favourite passages, the comments of Emeth in C. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

A great book by a great author.

This Side of Sunday: Reflection on “Flame of Love” by Clark Pinnock

His understanding of a non-deterministic world, based on the open theism, is a departure from the traditional theologizing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is a far more compelling and biblically cohesive understanding of redemption than those offered by the authors mentioned above.

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