Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Catholic / Pentecostal Alliance Gets Stronger With New Bestseller Book

I found this rather important news on the interesting blog Debating Obama . See the post  PENTECOSTALS and Catholics Together? (Update)

This deals with an interesting book deal with James Robinson ( who the blogger correctly I think says is a Preacher that is involved in a fusion of Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism) and major Catholic publisher Ignatius Press. The fact that this book  debuted number 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list well seems significant. For that reason I am kind of shocked this went under the radar. James Robertinson is of course a well know TV preacher , and many people would recognize him as to his aid mission LIfe Outreach International.

Of course labels are hard here. How much he is Pentecostal and or Charismatic mixed with Evangelical though I am sure is an  interesting debate among various Pentecostal scholars. However there is no doubt he is what I would call a sort of Baptcostal type of figure.

I of course welcome this development. I suspect others do not. But regardless it is interesting.


Greg Metzger said...

Thanks for the link. Be sure to see the tape of Robison's show where he has Beck and David Barton join him. Interesting times.

Anonymous said...

He is a television informercial huckster who sells some sort of snake-oil concoction called tri-vita. If he is promoting a catholic/pentecostal alliance you can bet that he is getting money out of it, or trying to do so.