product description page

Third Force in Missions : A Pentecostal Contribution to Comtemporary Mission Theology (Paperback) (Paul

Third Force in Missions : A Pentecostal Contribution to Comtemporary Mission Theology (Paperback) (Paul - image 1 of 1

about this item

The Third Force in Missions challenges readers to recognize the indispensable role of the Holy Spirit as power-for-mission. It confronts the Western mentality that ignores the miraculous in its missions strategy and the global Pentecostal movement. Paul Pomerville suggests that such activity—prompted and controlled by the Spirit—is key to fruitful biblical missions.

When The Third Force in Missions was first published in 1985, Paul Pomerville sought to draw attention to the Pentecostal contribution to missions. At that time, he argued there was an “information gap” regarding the size of this movement, in spite of “two waves” of worldwide Pentecostal renewal. He argued that this gap existed because of evangelical bias against Pentecostalism, bias against “charismatics” in mainline churches, ethnocentrism toward Pentecostals in the developing world, and faulty reporting.

Thirty years later, Pomerville once again argues the importance of the global Pentecostal movement, seeking to correct the ongoing tunnel vision of world missions programs, which since the Protestant Reformation have tended to ignore the Holy Spirit’s work in today’s missions. In this book, Pomerville exposes the serious methodological and theological flaws of such a one-sided position.

Number of Pages: 276.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity / Pentecostalism, Missions + Missionary Work
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
Author: Paul A. Pomerville
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2016
TCIN: 51369430
UPC: 9781619707689
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8587

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.