The Community of the Spirit: How the Church Is in the World by C. Norman Kraus

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THE COVER is based on the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) logo designed by Glen Fretz for MWC Assembly 11, Strasbourg, 1984. Used by permission of Mennonite World Conference, 7 avenue de la Forêt-Noire, 67000 Strasbourg, France. THE COMMUNITY OF THE SPIRIT Copyright © 1993 by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pa. 15683 Published simultaneously in Canada by Herald Press, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 6H7. org Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 92-34740 International Standard Book Number: 0-8361-3619-5 Printed in the United States of America Cover and book design by Paula M.

All Bible quotations are used by permission, all rights reserved, and unless otherwise indicated are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Excerpts marked (NRSV) are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; (NEB) from The New English Bible.

Just as Israel received their new identity as the people of God at Sinai through the gift of the Torah (Law), so the new people is constituted through the gift of the Spirit. And just as great signs accompanied Israel's deliverance and formation into a covenant nation, so "signs and wonders done through the apostles" accompanied the birth of the new community of the Spirit. The Legacy of Evangelicalism The interpretation of Pentecost which I have offered differs in several significant aspects from the usual Pentecostal or Fundamentalist interpretations.

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