Sons and Daughters, Young and Old

Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Family


  • Amos Yong Regent University School of Divinity



Pentecostal theology, theology of the family, Luke-Acts, eschatology


Do Pentecostals have anything distinctive to contribute to Christian discussions on theology of the family or theology of children? After a brief survey of the literature, we will explore the possibility of developing a Pentecostal theology of the family from out of the Day of Pentecost narrative and the Luke-Acts “canon-within-the-canon” – both of which have long been central to Pentecostal spirituality and its theological imagination. Central to such a Lukan and Pentecostal consideration will be the family as an eschatological sign of the coming reign of God. The concluding section will return to sketch trajectories for a pentecostal theology of family in the twenty-first century with implications for a theology of parenting, for filial and sibling relationships, and for thinking about the intergenerational family, all in eschatological perspective.

Author Biography

Amos Yong, Regent University School of Divinity

Amos Yong is J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. His graduate education includes degrees in theology, history, and religious studies from Western Evangelical Seminary and Portland State University, Portland, OR, and Boston University, Boston, MA, and an undergraduate degree from Bethany University of the Assemblies of God. He has authored or edited over 15 volumes through 2011.


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How to Cite

Yong, A. (2012). Sons and Daughters, Young and Old: Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Family. PentecoStudies, 10(2), 147–173.