The Holy Spirit and Public Life offers a masterful analysis of the intersections between pneumatology and public theology as well as contemporary Christianity and 'secular' society. Examining issues from race to domestic violence with compassion as well as critical rigour, Mark J. Cartledge, one of the UK's leading authorities on the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement, skilfully anchors his argument in both the biblical text and insight and empirical data from the contemporary world. His deep appreciation of the many ways in which the Christian faith inspires and empowers transformative social engagement will motivate and mould the rising commitment among Pentecostals and Charismatics to live the gospel in the public square, in the power of the Spirit. Finally, Cartledge proposes that the church engage with society by "being truthful with love." This posture provides the integrating center for the life of the church and its mission in the world.