By Stanley M. Burgess,Paul W. Lewis,Byron D. Klaus

The essays during this quantity, that are written through pals, colleagues, and previous scholars, are devoted to Gary B. McGee as a memorial to his lifestyles, paintings, and repair. As a professor with a transparent calling to educate, he modeled this ardour on the Open Bible university (Des Moines, Iowa), principal Bible university (Springfield, Missouri), and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Springfield, Missouri). He exuded the knowledge that caliber educating, more desirable scholarship, a real Pentecostal spirituality, and an irenic spirit can and will move together.

Within the identify of this quantity, A mild to the Nations, elements develop into transparent. First, everybody is termed to be "a mild to the nations," as Gary McGee modeled. moment, and foundational to the 1st, is the truth that Jesus Christ is the last word mild, and our energies, learn, discussions, and lifestyles generally may still depend upon this truth. As a mirrored image of Gary McGee's existence and ministry, those facets are targeted via 3 lenses, that are the 3 sections of this quantity: Ecumenism, Missions, and Pentecostalism. The essays characterize a variety of topics and denote a variety of explorations by means of colleagues and associates of Gary B. McGee.

"These deeply researched essays solid new mild on previous questions and lift new questions that the literature in those fields has neglected. the quantity bargains a sign contribution to our knowing of the threads that experience hooked up those fields long ago, at the present time, and, surely, decades to come."
--Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian heritage Emeritus, Duke Divinity School

"The past due Gary McGee remodeled scholarly understandings of Pentecostalism as a ancient and missional flow. This powerful number of essays by way of impressive students builds on his passions in addition to his services. i like to recommend it very highly."
--Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of worldwide Christianity and background of challenge, Boston college tuition of Theology

"A gentle to the Nations . . . is a crucial publication not just since it honors the reminiscence of historian Gary B. McGee but additionally since it deals penetrating insights into Catholic-Pentecostal ecumenism, missions historical past and theology, and worldwide Pentecostalism that propel a severe exam of present missiology. Perceptive chapters by way of top Catholic, conciliar, and self sufficient students produce a desirable advisor to the modern Christian global coupled with exciting nudges into the future."
--Robert L. Gallagher, Chair, Director of MA (Intercultural Studies), and affiliate Professor of Intercultural reviews, Wheaton collage Graduate School

Stanley M. Burgess is Professor Emeritus of non secular reviews at Missouri nation collage, Springfield, Missouri. he's the coeditor of the New foreign Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (2002) and has authored Christian Peoples of the Spirit (2011) and diverse different works.

Paul W. Lewis serves because the affiliate Dean and the Professor of old Theology and Intercultural stories on the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri. he's the editor of the International magazine of Pentecostal Missiology and has authored a number of articles and reviews.

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