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The Spirit Blows Where It Wills . . . but Only through the Word of God? Debates in the Firm Foundation over the Charismatic Movement of the 1960s

John Kern
Abilene Christian University
jrk09d@acu.edu

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Abstract

The growth of the Charismatic Movement of the 1960s sparked a period of intense debate in Churches of Christ concerning how the Holy Spirit was involved in the Christian life. Some argued that the Spirit worked only through Scripture while others argued that the Spirit worked in some nonmiraculous ways apart from Scripture. This essay will focus on the debate as it played out in the Firm Foundation and will explore how the different interpretations of the Charismatic Movement’s significance for Churches of Christ shaped the debate.

 
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