chapter  5
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The light and fire of Pentecost
WithRickie D. Moore

This study shows how the divine revelation of Pentecost functions as the primal and generative source for Pentecostal theology. Pentecost is both a biblical narrative (Acts 2) and a personal, existential experience of divine revelation, which is understood as a reflection of and participation in the day of Pentecost. After addressing how this experience of Pentecost relates to Pentecostal hermeneutics, an explanation/elaboration is offered for how Pentecostals, through a praxis engagement with the Acts narrative, view revelation as witness of the Spirit, the Word, and the community in the apocalyptic light and fire of Pentecost.