'Not Knowing Where the Wind Blows...': On Envisioning a Pentecostal-Charismatic Theology of Religions

'Not Knowing Where the Wind Blows...': On Envisioning a Pentecostal-Charismatic Theology of... 81 ’NOT KNOWING WHERE THE WIND BLOWS...’: ON ENVISIONING A PENTECOSTAL-CHARISMATIC THEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS † Amos Yong* Bethany College, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley CA 95066, USA email: amosyong@aol.com In this paper I want to raise, and attempt some provisional responses to, four questions. First, what is a theology of religions? Secondly, is a theology of religions needed for Pentecostal-Charismatic (PC) theol- ogy ? Thirdly, are there within the PC tradition and community the nec- essary resources by which such a theology can be fashioned? And, finally, is a theology of religions to be desired by Pentecostals and Charismatics (PCs)? 1. What Is a Theology of Religions? A theology of religions poses the question of whether or not the reli- gions are related to the divine providence, and, if they are, then how so.’ This question has gradually emerged during the past century as a t The following is a revision of a paper originally presented at the joint meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the Wesleyan Theological Soci- ety held at the Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee, 12-14 March 1998. The argument presented here is developed at length in my Boston University PhD http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pentecostal Theology Brill

'Not Knowing Where the Wind Blows...': On Envisioning a Pentecostal-Charismatic Theology of Religions

Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Volume 7 (14): 81 – Jan 1, 1999

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81 ’NOT KNOWING WHERE THE WIND BLOWS...’: ON ENVISIONING A PENTECOSTAL-CHARISMATIC THEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS † Amos Yong* Bethany College, 800 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley CA 95066, USA email: amosyong@aol.com In this paper I want to raise, and attempt some provisional responses to, four questions. First, what is a theology of religions? Secondly, is a theology of religions needed for Pentecostal-Charismatic (PC) theol- ogy ? Thirdly, are there within the PC tradition and community the nec- essary resources by which such a theology can be fashioned? And, finally, is a theology of religions to be desired by Pentecostals and Charismatics (PCs)? 1. What Is a Theology of Religions? A theology of religions poses the question of whether or not the reli- gions are related to the divine providence, and, if they are, then how so.’ This question has gradually emerged during the past century as a t The following is a revision of a paper originally presented at the joint meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and the Wesleyan Theological Soci- ety held at the Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee, 12-14 March 1998. The argument presented here is developed at length in my Boston University PhD

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