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Symposium: Lucan Perspective on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit

What Symposium
When 2006-02-16
from 10:00 to 16:00
Where Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Contact Name Prof. dr. C. van der Laan
Contact Email
Contact Phone +31 020 5986699
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On Thursday February 16, 2006, there will be a symposium with Dr. Robert Menzies at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. The symposium is jointly organized by the professorial chair Pentecostalism and the professorial chair Theology of the Charismatic Renewal.

Robert Menzies' book The Development of Early Christian Pneumatology with Special Reference to Luke-Acts (JSNTSup, 54; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991) provoked a lot of reactions in the world of New Testament scholarship and within Pentecostal circles. The revised edition Empowered for Witness. The Spirit in Luke-Acts (JPTSup, 6; Sheffield: SAP, 1994) made this work available to an even broader audience. In Spirit and Power. Foundation of Pentecostal Experience, co-authored with William Menzies, Robert Menzies replies to James Dunn and Max Turner. In dialogue with current biblical and theological scholarship, Menzies makes a plea for a thoughtful Pentecostal theology on the Holy Spirit. A theology that is more based on the writings of Luke than on the writings of Paul.

Dr. Menzies will give an introduction on 'The Lucan Perspective on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit'. Professor dr. C. van der Kooi will respond from a Reformed perspective and Dr. A. Zwiep will respond from an Evangelical perspective. In the afternoon there will be group discussions and a plenary discussion between the audience and the speakers.


Morning (Room 02A00)

Registration with coffee
Opening by Prof. dr. C. van der Laan
Paper Dr. R. Menzies
Lucan Perspective on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit: A Call to a Pentecostal, Evangelical and Reformed Dialogue
Coffee break
Prof. dr. C. van der Kooi 11.30-12.00 hours
Response to Menzies' 'Lucan Perspective on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit' from a Reformed Perspective
Dr. A. Zwiep 12.00-12.30 hours
Response to Menzies' 'Lucan Perspective on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit' from an Evangelical Perspective

Lunch (may be purchased at the VU self-service restaurant in the basement)

Afternoon (Room 06A00)

Discussion groups (rooms to be announced)
each discussion group formulates in writing at least one contribution and one question for the plenary discussion
Plenary discussion

Contact & Registration

Costs: 20 Euro including coffee and tea, excluding lunch (students 5 Euro)

Prof. dr. C. van der Laan, Faculty Theology, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, 020 5986699,

Contributed by:

Cornelis van der Laan

Veenendaal, The Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
last modified 2006-02-09 11:15