The Creative Power of the Prophetic Dialogue Matthias Wenk Introduction Christianity in general has been defined as a prophetic religion, 1 and Pentecostalism in particular is oftentimes associated with prophetic mani- festations. 2 This is especially true for the denomination in which I have my personal roots and that comes out of the Apostolic Church in Great Britain, with its beginnings in the revival of Wales (1905). 3 At the same time Christianity has been called a “religion of the book,” and that is definitely also true for Pentecostalism; Pentecostals are “a people of the book”. 4 It PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Volume 26, No. 1, Spring 2004 © 2004 Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., Boston pp. 118–129 S P S Dialogue 1 Hans Küng, Das Christentum: Wesen und Geschichte (Munich: Piper, 1995 3 ), 53. 2 Cf. the programmatic title of David du Plessis’ book, The Spirit Bade Me Go: The Astounding Move of God in the Denominational Churches , rev. ed. (Plainfield: Logos, 1970) as well as the account of Smith Wiggelsworth’s prophecy over David du Plessis in December 1936 (W. J. Hollenweger, The Pentecostals [London: SCM, 1976 2 ], 346; R.
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Published: Jan 1, 2004
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