New Book to consider: Initial Evidence

Gary B. McGee, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary’s Distinguished Professor of Church History and Pentecostal Studies has put out a new book that some may find interesting: (Dr. McGee is more or less the Assembly of God’s Church Historian, cf. People of the Spirit).

McGee, Gary B. (ed.) Initial Evidence: Historical and Biblical Perspectives on the Pentecostal Doctrine of Spirit Baptism. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008.

Here is Gordon Fee’s endorsement:

“This is a superb collection of articles on the central issue of Pentecostalism—speaking in tongues as the initial evidence for the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The articles, written by both Pentecostals and non-Pentecostals, are historically informative, scholarly, irenic in spirit, ecumenical in treatment, and wide-ranging in interest. Here is an opportunity for both Pentecostals and non-Pentecostals to become better informed about Pentecostalism. While offering a solid defense of traditional Pentecostalism, the book also offers candid assessments that take a different view. This book should become a must for those who want to understand both historic and present-day Pentecostalism.” —Gordon D. Fee, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Regent College

But then there is this book. Perhaps both need to be read and considered?