02 September 2012

Book Description-183: GOSPEL AND SPIRIT (Rev. Prof. Gordon D. Fee, Ph.D., D.D.)

As Christians, we believe that the Bible is the sole truth in our faith and daily life. The more we know our Bible as the Word of God, the more we know our God and then, serve Him. How can we know and understand the Bible, especially New Testament rightly?

Find the answer in
Issues in New Testament Hermeneutics

by: Rev. Prof. Gordon D. Fee, Ph.D., D.D.

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1991

In this book, as a New Testament scholar and a Pentecostal professor, Dr. Fee explains all things about how to interpret the New Testament rightly. In first five chapter, he says that we should recognize that the Scripture is the word of God written by men in certain context. Therefore, we should understand the historical context, intention, etc of the authors that God used and the implication of the texts we interpet, so that we can interpret the Bible accurately based on the exact intention of the authors and the implication in our life in this age. Furthermore, Dr. Fee applied his theories to analyse 1 Timothy 2:8-15, Pentecostal hermeneutics regarding baptism in the Holy Spirit, and church order. In sum, he encourages us to study and interpet the New Testament accurately based on the exact context and intention, so that we can’t build un-biblical theology.

“Gordon D. Fee, an established and influential New Testament exegete, provides a superb analysis of a wide range of hermeneutical issues with a wholesome combination of scholarship, insight, good sense, and passion. These cogent essays deal carefully and patiently with those concerns that are so important in genuine faithfulness to the authority of the Bible in the life of the Church today. Thus, they deserve a wide reading not only in the Evangelical and Pentecostal traditions but also in the wider Church as well.”
Rev. Prof. David M. Scholer, Th.D. (1938-2008)
(Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary where he has been since 1994; Bachelor of Arts—B.A. and Master of Arts—M.A. from Wheaton College; Bachelor of Divinity—B.D. from Gordon Divinity School; and Doctor of Theology—Th.D. from Harvard Divinity School)

Biography of the author:
Rev. Prof. Gordon Donald Fee, Ph.D., D.D. who was born in 1934 in Ashland, Oregon, to Donald Horace Fee (1907–1999) and Gracy Irene Jacobson (1906–1973) is an American-Canadian Christian theologian and an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God (USA). He currently serves as Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Fee received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees from Seattle Pacific University and his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Southern California. On April 21, 2010, Fee was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) degree from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, where Fee has taught in the past and where a building is named for his father, Donald Fee. Fee is considered a leading expert in pneumatology and textual criticism of the New Testament. Fee is a member of the CBT (Committee on Bible Translation) that translated the New International Version (NIV) and its revision, the Today's New International Version (TNIV). He also serves on the advisory board of the International Institute for Christian Studies.

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