Spirit-Baptised Creation: Locating Pentecost in the Meta-Narrative of Creation and Its Implications for a Pentecostal Ecology

  • John Daniel Griffiths Flinders University

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

John Daniel Griffiths, Flinders University
PhD Student at Flinders Uni
Published
2021-06-09
How to Cite
Griffiths, J. (2021). Spirit-Baptised Creation: Locating Pentecost in the Meta-Narrative of Creation and Its Implications for a Pentecostal Ecology. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 22(1), 46-60. Retrieved from https://aps-journal.com/index.php/APS/article/view/9570
Section
Special Issue: Pentecostals and Creation Care

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