By Bradford E. Hinze, D. Lyle Dabney
Veni, Sancte Spiritus, Come, Holy Spirit, is an invocation that has echoed down during the centuries as Christians have recalled, celebrated, and expected the appearance of the Spirit-not merely that of the nice banquet of Pentecost, but in addition within the numerous locations and instances during which God has breathed the Spirit anew into the heritage of God's humans and the background of God's global. This number of essays seeks to attract realization to that fab number of advents of the Spirit, and via so doing to provide an orientation for students and scholars alike to the examine of Pneumatology, the disciplined mirrored image at the Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit. those essays have been initially ready for a symposium on Pneumatology that was once held at Marquette college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 17-19, 1998. the gang of overseas and ecumenical students that convened for this event-historians, biblical exegetes, philosophers and systematicians-were invited either due to their popularity of their respective fields in addition to their well known contributions to the learn of this doctrine. Their collective mandate was once to enquire the manifestations of the Spirit as those are being handled within the numerous theological disciplines. From the start, consequently, the goal was once to provide a collection of papers that may function an efficient advent to the present kingdom of study into Pneumatology.
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Gal 4:6) and since this is the Spirit of “his Son,” clearly the Christian’s prayer to the Father is a participation in Jesus’ own experience of the Father. ’ The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Rom 8:15-17). We have access in one Spirit to the Father (Eph 2:18). There is a rarely noticed Lukan motif that echoes the Pauline one here. In Luke 11 the disciples observe Jesus praying and ask him to teach them how to pray.
The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Rom 8:15-17). We have access in one Spirit to the Father (Eph 2:18). There is a rarely noticed Lukan motif that echoes the Pauline one here. In Luke 11 the disciples observe Jesus praying and ask him to teach them how to pray. He gives them the Lord’s prayer. But his response to their inquiry does not end there. He gives them additional advice about perseverance in prayer, with a final encouragement to ask with the assurance of receiving, and then, “If you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more with the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him” (Luke 11:13).
But there are other texts, some of which we have cited, where the Spirit is prior in agency to Jesus and even acts upon him. Jesus is conceived by the Holy Spirit (Mt 1:20; Luke 1:35). ), who then leads him into the desert testing (Mk 1:12-13; Mt 4:1; Luke 4:1), then into Galilee (Luke 4:14), where Jesus himself proclaims his anointing by the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:18). If Genesis 1 is in any way in the background of the baptism of Jesus (as may be suggested by the dove), it must be remembered that there the Spirit of God precedes the creative, cosmifying word of God.
Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology by Bradford E. Hinze, D. Lyle Dabney