Description: This book brings together the papers presented at the McMaster Divinity College 2007 Pentecostal Forum: ""Defining Issues in Pentecostalism: Classical and Emergent."" It highlights the defining topics, past and present, of Pentecostal theology. The chapters are grouped under Pentecostal theology and biblical studies, with selections on classical and contemporary issues in each category. This book provides an introduction to the classical doctrines of Pentecostalism and key contemporary developments in Pentecostal theology in one volume. Professors desiring to introduce students to Pentecostalism will find here a concise and accessible introduction to the defining historical and contemporary issues. Endorsements: ""This volume brings together some of the most important theological and biblical scholars of Pentecostalism. Each chapter examines significant questions in relation to current contextual challenges facing the movement as they reflect upon its past and its future. No doubt, this collection represents a crucial voice among Pentecostal scholars wrestling with a variety of critical issues."" --Michael Wilkinson, Trinity Western University ""Defining Issues in Pentecostalism, the inaugural issue of the McMaster Theological Studies Series, is a glimpse into the current strength of Pentecostal scholarship, offering creative and constructive proposals in Pentecostal theology and biblical studies. The authors argue for holistic and ecumenical approaches to a theology of the Spirit that has significant implications for the broader, theological world. A work of this caliber is long overdue."" --Peter Althouse, Assistant Professor of Theology College of Christian Ministries and Religion Southeastern University About the Contributor(s): Steven M. Studebaker (PhD, Marquette University) is Assistant Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. He is an active member in the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and is the author of several articles on Pentecostal theology and of the forthcoming book, Jonathan Edwards' Social Augustinian Trinitarianism in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (2008). He is ordained with the Assemblies of God.