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Book Reviews Book Reviews Barry L. Callen, Clark H. Pinnock: Journey Toward Renewal—An Intellectual Biography (Nappnee, IN: Evangel Publishing House, 2000). 293 pp. Reviewed by Charles L. Holman I Ž nd this book a stimulating if not provocative report of the intellec- tual journey of a major player in Evangelicalism, who has become increas- ingly interesting to those of us in the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement. Barry Callen obviously identiŽ es much with the Wesleyan-Arminian direc- tion in which Pinnock has increasingly moved (and many would say has moved beyond) in his basically sympathetic rehearsal of Pinnock’s pil- grimage. It is signiŽ cant that in an “Afterword” at the end of the book, Pinnock expresses his gratitude for the book. He says that he does not “challenge it in any way” and that the book is “very sensitive” to his con- cerns and “free of any kind of slips” (269). Callen faithfully footnotes his sources, including interviews with Pinnock. The biography is fascinating because it tracks the theological and devo- tional life of one who dares to think for himself critically and coura- geously, if regrettably leaving behind those with whom he formerly felt more comfortable. It is noteworthy that Pinnock’s theological http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pneuma Brill

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Pneuma, Volume 24 (1): 69 – Jan 1, 2002

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© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Reviews Barry L. Callen, Clark H. Pinnock: Journey Toward Renewal—An Intellectual Biography (Nappnee, IN: Evangel Publishing House, 2000). 293 pp. Reviewed by Charles L. Holman I Ž nd this book a stimulating if not provocative report of the intellec- tual journey of a major player in Evangelicalism, who has become increas- ingly interesting to those of us in the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement. Barry Callen obviously identiŽ es much with the Wesleyan-Arminian direc- tion in which Pinnock has increasingly moved (and many would say has moved beyond) in his basically sympathetic rehearsal of Pinnock’s pil- grimage. It is signiŽ cant that in an “Afterword” at the end of the book, Pinnock expresses his gratitude for the book. He says that he does not “challenge it in any way” and that the book is “very sensitive” to his con- cerns and “free of any kind of slips” (269). Callen faithfully footnotes his sources, including interviews with Pinnock. The biography is fascinating because it tracks the theological and devo- tional life of one who dares to think for himself critically and coura- geously, if regrettably leaving behind those with whom he formerly felt more comfortable. It is noteworthy that Pinnock’s theological

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