Christ the Center revisited with Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, professor of biblical and systematic theology, emeritus, at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, about the significance of Pentecost for redemptive history and the life of the church. Drawing from his book Perspectives on Pentecost and his “Acts and Paul” lecture notes, Dr. Gaffin explained the place of Pentecost as the culmination of that complex of events surrounding the person and work of Jesus Christ which includes his incarnation, death, resurrection, and ascension. Pentecost, then, occurs as part of the accomplishment of redemption and is therefore unrepeatable although its significance and effects reverberate throughout the Christian life. This is a rich biblical theological discussion that will repay frequent rehearsals.
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Books by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.
- Perspectives on Pentecost
- Resurrection and Redemption
- By Faith, Not by Sight
- Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation: The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos (editor)
- God’s Word in Servant Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck and the Doctrine of Scripture
- Calvin and the Sabbath
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