Spirit-Baptised Creation: Locating Pentecost in the Meta-Narrative of Creation and Its Implications for a Pentecostal Ecology
This article seeks to build upon the previous work of pentecostal ecologies, by arguing that all of creation is baptised in the Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2). I will establish the ecological breadth of Spirit baptism by locating Pentecost in the meta-narrative of creation, through the various allusions to the temple in Acts 2. This article will have three parts; an outline of the argument for seeing Pentecost as a temple inauguration theophany (Part One), which connects Pentecost to the meta-narrative of creation (Part Two) and leads to two further exegetical questions on the imagery of creation in Acts 2 (Part Three). This article will finish with a reflection on the theological implications of this ecological reading of Pentecost for a pentecostal ecology.
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