For more than a century, with the development of Pentecostal and charismatic movements, prophecy has been the subject of numerous practical questions. Is it legitimate to “prophesy” today? And if so, what does this practice consist of? How to discern the true from the false prophet? What authority should be given to contemporary prophecy? Does it not weaken the authority of Scripture?
This book explores the biblical and theological foundations of Christian prophecy. The analysis focuses in particular on fundamental texts, in Acts, 1 Corinthians and the Apocalypse. Exegesis leads to a theological synthesis: the prophetic nature of the Church, the inspiration of prophecy, its transmission, its discernment and its authority.
The result of extensive academic research, this book is a major contribution to the subject of prophecy in the New Testament. In addition to a synthesis of exegetical and theological debates, it sheds light on points little treated in the literature, such as the way in which several texts of the New Testament make the Church a "prophetic people", the "psychology" of the prophetic inspiration, the diversity of prophetic manifestations, the discernment of prophecies or the authority of prophecy.
Author: Timothée Minard