In this short introduction, Old Testament scholar Lee Roy Martin offers the first scholarly monograph-length study on fasting written by a Pentecostal. Martin begins by looking at the practice and function of fasting as reflected in the biblical text. He next offers a brief survey of fasting within the broader Christian tradition, giving special attention to the role of fasting in the teaching of John Wesley, the spiritual ‘grandfather’ of Pentecostalism. This is followed by an examination of the role and practice of fasting in the first ten years of the early Pentecostal periodical literature offering the most extensive analysis of the topic in this body of literature to date. The book concludes with the construction of a Pentecostal theology of fasting, including concrete advice for those who seek to put knowledge of fasting into practice.
By examining every biblical text devoted to fasting this study uncovers details of the biblical teaching on fasting that have often gone unnoticed. By hearing the testimonies of the Christian tradition, this monograph helps to reveal fasting practices based on traditions that have little to no basis in the biblical text. By excavating early Pentecostal views, Martin demonstrates the significance of fasting for the tradition. In this constructive chapter Martin’s scholarly and pastoral skills combine to provide solid practical reflection and guidance for those interested in this often misunderstood practice.
Author: Lee Roy Martin
|A scholarly but simple
contemporary interpretation of the 150 psalms of the Bible. The
commentary is in three parts: A detailed introduction on the Psalms,
commentary of individual psalms and a glossary of words. The author
Prof. Paulson Pulikottil Ph.D. is Head of the Department of Biblical
Studies at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India.
Author: Paulson Pulikottil
very simple but practical introduction to Biblical Hebrew. Guides the
students from writing the Hebrew alphabet to translating the Hebrew
Bible. Used in Seminaries as textbook. At the same time lay persons
find this useful for learning Hebrew without the help of a teacher as
well. First SAARC edition.
Author: Lee Roy Martin
Language: English and Hebrew
|This is sequel to MUSING WITH
DAVID, where Ross expounded the Psalms. In this 77 illuminating
insightful studies, Ross goes for a wider selection from both Old and
New Testaments. The author combines his biblical knowledge and insights
with his own experiences in life. These studies will inspire your
thoughts for sermons and devotional talks. Ross treats every single
passage with simplicity, clarity and in a style that makes you enjoy
every bit of it.
Author: Barry L. Ross