New Heavens and New Earth

The article examines references in several early pentecostal periodicals concerning the soteriological destiny of the other-than-human created order to demonstrate that the current focus among many current pentecostal advocates of creation care is a valid expression of pentecostal spirituality in co...

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Published in:Pneuma
Main Author: Lamp, Jeffrey S. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2014
In:Pneuma
Year: 2014, Volume: 36, Issue: 1, Pages: 64-80
Further subjects:B creation care new earth soteriology eschatology pentecostal
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Summary:The article examines references in several early pentecostal periodicals concerning the soteriological destiny of the other-than-human created order to demonstrate that the current focus among many current pentecostal advocates of creation care is a valid expression of pentecostal spirituality in continuity with the soteriological emphases of early pioneers in the movement. After examining impediments to creation care that relate primarily to a missional focus on evangelism in light of popular dispensational understandings of eschatology, I survey the occurrence of the phrase new earth in early pentecostal periodical literature to show that many writers held views of eschatology and soteriology that held out hope for the redemption of all creation. Current pentecostal thought on creation care that challenges the noted impediments against this focus is not acquiescence to secular faddism, but is consonant with strands of thought early in the movement.
ISSN:1570-0747
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15700747-03601004