A Dramatic Pentecostal/Charismatic Anti-Theodicy

Title: A Dramatic Pentecostal/Charismatic Anti-Theodicy: Improvising on a Divine Performance of Lament
Author: Stephen C. Torr
Publisher: Wipf & Stock
Date of Publication: 2013

anti-theodicyThe response of Pentecostal and Charismatic churches to those suffering in their midst has generally been to seek the intervention of the Holy Spirit to bring about healing and transformation, or perhaps, education. But what happens when the suffering continues, it appears to be innocent and meaningless, and God seems to be absent?

This study, drawing on Kevin Vanhoozer’s “dramatic” approach to theology, argues that the way God calls us to “perform” as we seek to communicate with him amidst such situations is to lament, and to do so with the aid of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

A Dramatic Pentecostal/Charismatic Anti-Theodicy

Title: A Dramatic Pentecostal/Charismatic Anti-Theodicy: Improvising on a Divine Performance of Lament
Author: Stephen C. Torr
Publisher: Wipf & Stock
Date of Publication: 2013

anti-theodicyThe response of Pentecostal and Charismatic churches to those suffering in their midst has generally been to seek the intervention of the Holy Spirit to bring about healing and transformation, or perhaps, education. But what happens when the suffering continues, it appears to be innocent and meaningless, and God seems to be absent?

This study, drawing on Kevin Vanhoozer’s “dramatic” approach to theology, argues that the way God calls us to “perform” as we seek to communicate with him amidst such situations is to lament, and to do so with the aid of the Holy Spirit.