Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology

Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology

Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology

Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology

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The publication of this volume itself marks the new advent of the Spirit that occurred in both Catholic and Protestant theology during the second half of the twentieth century. This new emphasis upon Pneumatology represents a profound sea-change in the course of the theological dialogue: a turn from a singular concentration on the identity and mission of Jesus Christ that characterized most of modern theology to a new interest in and investigation of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps the most graphic way of illustrating that is to observe that Rudolf Bultmann, writing almost sixty years ago, claimed that the modern individual—and in that category he included the modern theologian— . . .

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