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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic (August 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801025214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801025211
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books and is one of the leaders of The Gospel Coalition.

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D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God and An Introduction to the New Testament, and is general editor of Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

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It was a very thorough and deep read.
Courtney Spittka
I particularly liked the way he handled tongues prophecy in his exposition on 1 Corinthians 14 - all charismatics need to read Carson on tongues here.
Jonathan Koh
The debate on gifts will continue till the End of Days, but this book should have a profound impact on the thinking of any who read it carefully.
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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Vasicek on September 20, 2003
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I do not always agree with D.A. Carson (although I mostly do), but I always admire and appreciate him. He is a true scholar who tempers his great mind with a heart for God.

Dr. Carson has written a masterpiece! This volume is an intelligent and definitive grappling with a passage that focuses upon spiritual gifts: I Corinthians 12-14.

He devastates the non-charismatic viewpoint that claims the Bible teaches that tongues would end of themselves upon the completion of the New Testament canon or at the end of the apostolic age. He fortifies (unintentionally) the view of non-charismatics who say, "God can give the gift of tongues today. But we do not see the real thing, so He must not be doing that right now." Although he strains to conclude otherwise, this is where his evidence could easily lead. His actual conclusion is that the gift of tongues is being given today, but not meant for all and not intended to be the believer's focus.

Carson likewise corrects common charismatic abuses by proving the following: (1) every true believer has been baptized in the Spirit, (2) there is no one gift possessed by every believer, but we should seek prophecy over tongues, (3) it is not God's will for all believers to be healed, but God can and does heal miraculously as He pleases.

Carson's exegesis is reasonable, respectful, well-informed, scholarly to the nth degree, clearly delineated and thoroughly documented. Although he addresses the entire text, he particularly focuses upon two of the most controversial spiritual gifts: tongues and prophecy. His views regarding prophecy are about the same as Wayne Grudem's: New Testament prophets do not bear the authority of Old Testament prophets (rather, New Testament authority is vested in the Apostles).
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Pierce on August 12, 2000
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D.A. Carson has written the best book I've seen on the issues that arise in I Corinthians 12-14. There's a reason everyone refers to this book as the first place to look on these topics. He puts the widely misapplied "love" chapter (I Cor. 13) in its context -- spiritual gifts and order in worship. This is the centerpiece of his incisive analysis. From that viewpoint, noting Paul's emphasis on love, Carson details the reasons Paul said what he said and reconstructs the situations in the Corinthian church to which he was responding. He looks at contemporary views of tongues, prophecy, and other "charismatic" issues, placing them all in the proper perspective of the NT community worship in the Corinthian church, countering many extreme views on both sides of the issue. He shows how there's no Biblical basis for cessation of any gifts, yet most of these gifts are just vastly misunderstood and misused throughout many Pentecostal and charismatic churches. This is the most balanced work I've seen on the topic, and I recommend it to those from both sides of the issue who are willing to look seriously into the issue to see if what they've been taught is correct. If you're not willing to do so, you're probably being intellectually dishonest, so go ahead and read this book. It definitely repays the effort.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Koh on November 15, 2000
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Carson is one of the most respected theologians in the world today. Though more conservative than charismatic, in this book he writes almost like a biblical charismatic.
This book is a must for all charismatics interested to study 1 Corinthians 12-14 - a passage that is much disputed and which concerns charismatic issues.
Carson holds to a non-cessationistic view in this book. He also accepts Wayne Grudem's view of prophecy.
I particularly liked the way he handled tongues prophecy in his exposition on 1 Corinthians 14 - all charismatics need to read Carson on tongues here. He agrees that tongues are still given but he wants to see it used properly according to biblical stipulations.
His fifth and last chapter states some of his views on things like Baptism of the Spirit, 2nd blessing theology, revelation, historical evidence and also his review of the charismatic movement - which he comes out very positive.
Overall an excellent book that both conservatives and charismatics can learn from. Very balanced!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 1999
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This is a wee gem of a book. Combines detailed exegesis of this contested passage with balanced, measured theological reflection. A model of serious biblical exposition. However, this book is over 10 years old. Also, Carson does not hide his mildly Calvinistic Baptist leanings. I would now supplement this book with the more recent commentaries of Gordon Fee, Richard Hays and Craig Blomberg on 1 Corinthians (especially Fee and Hays), not only because they are more recent, but also because they offer different perspectives on this contested piece of Scripture.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By www.DavidLRattigan.com on March 30, 2003
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Carson's book is relatively short at less than 200 pages, but it offers an excellent exegesis of 1 Corinthians 12-14. He draws on the best of recent scholarship, and is thorough in covering the major issues. Even if you disagree with his conclusions, he will prove helpful in highlighting questions and points of debate pertinent to the interpretation of perhaps one of the most controversial parts of the New Testament.
The author is neither a cessationist nor a charismatic with an axe to grind, and deals with the text fairly even-handedly. As a quasi-appendix (though it is actually probably a third of the book), he addresses a few relevant hermeneutical issues in relation to the book of Acts, and offers some pastoral reflections on the charismatic movement. Overall, Showing the Spirit is a comprehensive, yet succinct, introduction to the main exegetical issues in the chapters it addresses, and a number of great insights are to be found within its pages.
Incidentally, you could probably find a cheaper edition somewhere (my copy, published by Paternoster, UK, cost me less than £5 new just a few years ago).
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