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I met Dr. Wonsuk Ma for the first time during the orientation of incoming students at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines in 2003. I have come to know him since then as a leading Asian Pentecostal thinker who has a deep conviction that the task of constructing theology has to be undertaken from within a real human context.This essay is rooted in a similar conviction. I will attempt to approach Pentecostal spirituality from a standpoint of human religious experience.


Originally published by Wipf and Stock. 2014. Chapter from A Theology of the Spirit in Doctrine and Demonstration : Essays in Honor of Wonsuk and Julie Ma by Teresa Chai (ed). Pages 153-176.

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