Soteriology at the Altar: Pentecostal Contributions to Salvation as Praxis

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Abstract

The day of Pentecost serves as a central integrative theme for the practices, theological concepts, and biblical narratives nurturing Pentecostal soteriology. The so-called “full gospel” provides the basic contours for ritual reflection among Pentecostals and recognizes salvation as both initial metaphor for Pentecostal theology and principal theological theme. The foundational soteriological plot of Pentecost is appropriated by Pentecostals in diverse contexts through the foundational rite of the altar call and response. A Pentecostal reading of salvation from the biblical account of Pentecost and a subsequent articulation of Pentecostal soteriology cast in the image of Pentecost identifies the Pentecostal contribution to Christian soteriology as a persistent emphasis on salvation as praxis.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalTransformation
Volume34
Issue number1
Early online date16 Nov 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Nov 2016