God Acts!


Special Divine Action
Amos Yong
James K. A. Smith

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Aksnes, S. (2023). God Acts! A Pentecostal Perspective on Special Divine Action. Scandinavian Journal for Leadership and Theology, 10, 51–64. https://doi.org/10.53311/sjlt.v10.86


The purpose of the present article is to outline a pentecostal model of special divine action by combining the work of Christian philosopher James K. A. Smith and the pentecostal theologian Amos Yong. The past discussions in SDA can be characterized by a lack of pneumatology. Pentecostalism, on the other hand, is strongly committed to the active work of the Holy Spirit in the world today, beyond the Spirit’s work in general providence. Thus, pentecostalism, with its pneumatological nature and commitment to SDA, will present us with a view of SDA which gives the Spirit a fitting role. If the pentecostal position proves itself a viable option in its conversation with the sciences, it will serve as a fruitful perspective.



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