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2009 Awards of Excellence Announced by The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship

Contact: Robert Graves, President, The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship, 770-516-7300, RGraves@TFFPS.org


EUGENE, Ore., April 7 /Christian Newswire/ --  The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship (TFFPS) conferred its 2009 Awards of Excellence for Pentecostal scholarship. TFFPS president, Robert Graves, announced the awards during the 2009 Conference of the Society for Pentecostal Studies at Eugene Bible College. One book award and three article awards were given.


This year's book award went to Gordon D. Fee for his book Galatians from the Pentecostal Commentary Series (John Christopher Thomas, general editor), published by Deo Publishing (Dorset, UK). Fee, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, is an expert on New Testament textual criticism and exegesis. His other books include How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and God’s Empowering Presence.


Other titles nominated for the award were Paul Elbert's Pastoral Letter to Theo: An Introduction to Interpretation and Women's Ministries (Wipf and Stock Publishers), J. P. Moreland's Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit's Power (Zondervan), and Robby Waddell's The Spirit of the Book of Revelation (Deo Publishing).


Three Awards of Excellence for short works were conferred this year to the following scholars: Robert P. Menzies for "Acts 2.17–21: A Paradigm for Pentecostal Mission," which appeared in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology; Julie C. Ma for "Changing Images: Women in Asian Pentecostalism," which appeared in Philip's Daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership, edited by Estrelda Alexander and Amos Yong (Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications, a division of Wipf and Stock Publishers); and Janet Meyer Everts for "Pentecostalism 101," also in Philip's Daughters.

TFFPS was formed in 2005 with the goal of advancing post-graduate biblical scholarship by sponsoring research projects within the global Pentecostal-Charismatic family. Its most ambitious project to date is the English translation of Gonzalo Haya-Prats' dissertation performed at the Gregorian University of Rome in 1967. Its French translation has become a classic in its field. Haya-Prats examines the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and the church as depicted by Luke in Acts; its publication date is late 2010 or 2011. TFFPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. More information about the Foundation is available at its Web site: www.tffps.org.