The emergence and widespread acceptance of the validity of the charismatic experience has generated many questions. One of the foremost is, 'What happened to the gifts of the Spirit after the New Testament period?' Dr. Ronald Kydd's careful probe seeks to answer that question.
After a thorough and careful study of the writings of the early church fathers, Dr. Kydd provides an objective, informative analysis and reaches thought-provoking conclusions. 'What emerges from a study of the sources is a picture of a Church which is strongly charismatic until around A.D. 200.'
Quality scholarship communicated in a striking personal style makes this book enjoyable and challenging for the layperson, minister, student, and scholar.