Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Erich Kiehl

Scripture References in this Resource

Romans 11:28-29; 2 Corinthians 1:10; Romans 5:15; Romans 6:23; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 28-31; Joel 2:28-32; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:7-8; Deuteronomy 33:1; Joshua 14:6; 1 Samuel 9:8-9; 2 Kings 4:7; 2 Chronicles 8:14; Hosea 9:7; Haggai 1:13; 1 Samuel 7:15-17; Jeremiah 14:7-15:9; Isaiah 30:10; Amos 7:12; 2 Chronicles 32:32; Hosea 12:10; Ezekiel 7:26; Isaiah 29:10; Genesis 46:2; Numbers 12:6; 1 Samuel 3:15; Isaiah 28:7; Daniel 8:16


A renewed interest in the Spirit and charismata has increasingly resulted in a wide array of literature. The present state of the Charismatic Movement seemingly has created a new awareness among Christians of the need to discern the peculiar phenomena of the movement in the light of the Scriptures. Secular fields of study, such as sociology, anthropology and psychology also have been striving to investigate the cause and effect of the supernatural elements claimed by the Charismatic Movement.

The Charismatic Movement has received severe criticism as well as enthusiastic acceptance. This movement has grown rapidly and has left its effect both inside and outside the Church. Therefore, it becomes necessary to begin with a brief survey of the charismata in the light of the Scriptures and a brief look into the life of the Church for the movement's development.

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