In Unfettered Spirit, Dr. Robert D. Cornwall roots through the fertile soil of his traditions and unearths the gifts that it has to offer. He then sets the table for Progressive Christians, and gives us the nourishment that we need to move into a New Great Awakening. Throughout the pages of Unfettered Spirit, Dr. Cornwall hosts this banquet with the knowledge of a well-read academic and the wisdom of a seasoned pastor. --Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, Author of Tribal Church and Reframing Hope
Bob Cornwall here shows that the gifts of the Spirit are not owned by the pentecostal-charismatic wing of the church. Rather, the time is now for mainline churches to reappropriate the full spectrum of the spiritual gifts for their contemporary tasks. The result may include the sought for revitalization of the historic Protestant tradition as it seeks to bear appropriate witness to the living Christ in a pluralistic world.--Amos Yong, Ph.D. Dean, Divinity School, Regent University Author of Spirit of Love
About the Author
Cornwall, Robert D
Robert D. Cornwall is the Pastor of Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Troy, Michigan. He is also the editor of Sharing the Practice the journal of the Academy of Parish Clergy. He holds a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR and did graduate work in American History at the University of Oregon. He is the author/editor of several books including Visible and Apostolic: The Constitution of the Church in High Church and Nonjuror Thought (University of Delaware Press, 1993); Gilbert Burnet's Discourse on the Pastoral Care, (Edwin Mellen Press, 1997), A Cry from the Cross: Sermons on the Seven Last Words of Christ (CSSPublishing, 2008), Religion, Politics and Dissent, 1660-1832: Essays in Honour of James E Bradley, edited with William Gibson (Ashgate, 2010). He has contributed articles to a number of books, encyclopedias, and journals, including Religious Identities in Britain, 1660-1832, Events that Changed the Word in the Eighteenth Century, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Encyclopedia of the Stone Campbell Movement, Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Church History, Anglican Theological Review, Congregations, the Progressive Christian, and Anglican and Episcopal History. He also writes for several blogs including Ponderings on a Faith Journey (personal blog), Theolog, and [D]mergent.