With a close reading of both Hildegard and Bonhoeffer, in Light on Prophecy Jennifer Campbell encourages the contemporary church to read the signs of the times and to reach out to those in need in prophetic witness to both the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. She insists that prophecy is at its strongest when the Christ-focus and the Spirit-focus are as one.
‘The Church needs authentic Christians whose manner of life connects what we say about God with the reality of his transforming presence and purpose in the world. Jenny Campbell demonstrated how this connection between the Word and Spirit is embodied in the form of prophetic witness, and our urgent need of its transformative power today. At last, we have a robust theology of the prophetic which can guide us into a more authentic and transformative future’
Phil Meadows, Director of Inspire, Cliff College, UK
‘Rarely do we encounter maturity, depth and wisdom when the subject at hand is the prophetic gift. Jenny Campbell’s book is the exception. With rare insight, she offers us a workable and thorough theology of Prophecy. Anyone looking to study this important subject would do well to start here.’
Mike Breen, 3DM Global Leader
‘We have great need of an “experience of God based in truth”… both Spirit and Word. Jenny Campbell’s choice of the academic pragmatic prophet, Bonhoeffer, and the visionary Hildegard, and her ability to converge their diversity and show how they effectively complement each other is what we need for today’s Church. This is a good resource book for thought on the subject of prophecy: fresh, clear and academically challenging—a very good read!’
Tony Palmer, Community Bishop, the Ark Community
Jennifer Campbell is a lecturer in Christian Doctrine at Westminster Theological Centre, Cheltenham, UK. She is also the leader of Eaglesinflight.
With a close reading of both Hildegard and Bonhoeffer, Jennifer Campbell encourages the contemporary church to read the signs of the times and to reach out to those in need in prophetic witness to both the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. With a view to recovering a balanced and rounded theology of prophecy for the church today, she discusses the workings of both the Word of God (viewed as Christ and the Scriptures) and the Holy Spirit in the works and lives of two powerful prophetic leaders.