AbstractIncludes bibliographical references; Brokenness -- Cups running over -- The way of fellowship -- The highway of holiness -- The dove and the lamb -- Revival in the home -- The mote and the beam -- Are you willing to be a servant? -- The power and the blood of the lamb -- Protesting our innocence?
Kibira, Josiah M. Church, Clan, and the World. Lund: Gleerup, 1974.
Young, Adam. “The Blood of Jesus in Revival Theology and the Contemporary Church with Particular Reference to the East African Revival and Roy Hession.” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 14, no. 3 (July 3, 2014): 293–308.
AbstractOne of the most common phrases heard in testimony, preaching, and song during the East African Revival (EAR) was the phrase ‘The Blood of Jesus Christ’. Taken from a rich biblical heritage, this phrase encapsulates a wide range of ideas concerning the work of the cross and the power of forgiveness in a believer's life. Whilst, as will be noted, the use of The Blood has been common to many revivals, this article examines especially the theology behind this phrase by looking at the most prominent of the EAR authors – Roy Hession. It investigates seven different applications of The Blood in a believer's life: The Blood as a testament that sin is forgiven, The Blood as cleansing the conscience, The Blood as victory over despair, The Blood as the remover of shame, The Blood as washing away sin, The Blood as the gateway of the Holy Spirit, and finally The Blood as the source of true fellowship. The theology of The Blood has a long history of use in the Church but it also comes with difficulties. To this end the article will investigate the legitimacy of the practice often found in Africa and some Pentecostal circles of invoking The Blood as protection against the demonic. The article closes by considering the reasons why speaking of The Blood in church can be uncomfortable yet is paradoxically of vital importance to revival.
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