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Winter 2005, Vol. 2, No. 1

Suggestions for Further Study—“The New Apostolic Revolution” and the Nature of the Apostolic Office

As an aid to developing your competence in interpreting the nature and role of the apostle from the Scriptures, the following suggestions for further study have been gleaned from AGTS faculty. This bibliography includes a wide range of materials from the popular to the scholarly and a similarly wide range of critical positions.

Books Representing the New Apostolic Movement

Cannistraci, D. Apostles and the Emerging Apostolic Movement. Centura, Calif.: Renew Books, 1996.

Cartledge, David. The Apostolic Revolution: The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets in the Assemblies of God in Australia. Chester Hill, Australia: Paraclete Institute, 2000.

Coombs, B. Apostles Today. Kent, England: Sovereign World Ltd., 1996.

David, J. Apostolic Strategies Affecting Nations. Jahor, Malaysia: Jonathan David, 1997/1999.

Eckhardt, J. 50 Truths Concerning Apostolic Ministry. Chicago: Crusaders Ministries, 1994.

________. Moving in the Apostolic.  Venture, Calif.: Renew Books, 1999.

________. Presbyteries and Apostolic Teams. Chicago: Crusaders Ministries, 2000.

Hamon, B. Apostles and Prophets and the Coming Moves of God. Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.: Christian International, 1997.

Sapp. R. The Last Apostles on Earth.  Shippensburg, Pa.: Companion Press, 1995.

Wagner, C. Peter. The New Apostolic Churches. Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books, 1998.

________. Churchquake: The Explosive Dynamics of the New Apostolic Revolution.  Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books, 1999.

________. Apostles and Prophets. Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books, 2000.

________. Changing Church: How God Is Leading His Church into the Future. Ventura, Calif.:  Regal Books, 2004. 

Scholarly Studies: Articles and Books

Barrett, C.K. The Signs of an Apostle. American ed. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972.

Shepherd, M. H., Jr. “Apostle.” In The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. ed. G. A. Buttrick, et al. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1962. 1:170-72.

Apostole and apostolos. In A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3d ed. rev. and ed. F. W. Danker. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Betz, Hans Dieter. “Apostle.” In The Anchor Bible Dictionary. ed. D. N. Freedman, et al.  New York: Doubleday, 1992.  1:309-311.

Culver, Robert Duncan. “Apostles and the Apostolate in the New Testament.” Bibliotheca Sacra 134, 534 (April-June 1977):131-43.

deSilva, David A. The Credentials of an Apostle: Paul’s Gospel in 2 Corinthians 1-7. Richland Hills, Tex.: Bibal Press, 1998. esp. “The Setting of 2 Corinthians.”

Hebert, A. G.  Apostle and Bishop: A Study of the Gospel, the Ministry and the Church-community. London: Faber and Faber, 1963.

Kruse, C. G.  “Apostle.” In Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels.  ed. Joel Green, Scot McKnight, and I. H. Marshall. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1992. 27-33.

________.  “Apostle, Apostleship.”  In Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments. ed. R. P. Martin and P. H. Davids. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1997. 76-82.

Louw, Johannes P., and Eugene A. Nida. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains. 2d ed. New York: United Bible Societies, 1988, 1989.

Müller, D. “Apostle.” In The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. Ed. Colin Brown. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1975. 1:126-35.

Osborne, Gwen.  Are Apostles Entrepreneurs?  The Need for Achievement as a Common Trait between Entrepreneurs and Apostles in the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA). Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation submitted to Regent University School of Leadership Studies, 2003.

Rengstorf, Karl Heinrich. “Apostello, et al.” In  TheologicalDictionary of the New Testament. Ed. G. Kittel; trans. G. W. Bromiley. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1964. 1:398-447.

Schmithals, Walter.  The Office of Apostle in the Early Church.  trans. John E. Steely.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1969.

Schnackenburg, R. “Apostles Before and During Paul’s Time.” Apostolic History and the Gospel: Biblical and Historical Essays Presented to F. F. Bruce on His 60th Birthday. ed. W. W. Gasque and R. P. Martin. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1970. 287-303.

Shepherd, Jr., M.H.  “Apostle.” In Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, ed. G. F. Hawthorne, R.P. Martin and D.G. Reid. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Spicq, Ceslas. “apostolos.” In Theological Lexicon of the New Testament. Vol 1, trans. & ed. by James D. Earnest. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 1994: 186-94.

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