Book Reviews

GIFTS AND MINISTRIES, by Arnold Bittlinger; Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1973; 109 pp., $1.95 (paper).

Speaking from within the Pentecostal movement, the author attempts to re-explain the whole concept of offices within the Church to include the specials office, to broaden the theological base of Pentecostalism to make it more ecumenical, and to justify the movement with a reinterpretation of key passages. The book is thoroughly Pelagian, but has value for anyone who is interested in hearing what Pentecostals believe from their own spokesman. The author is hailed as “the most competent theologian within the charismatic movement. This statement does not speak very highly of the theology of neo-Pentecostalism.