By Bradford E. Hinze, D. Lyle Dabney
Veni, Sancte Spiritus, Come, Holy Spirit, is an invocation that has echoed down throughout the centuries as Christians have recalled, celebrated, and expected the appearance of the Spirit-not simply that of the good ceremonial dinner of Pentecost, but in addition within the numerous areas and occasions during which God has breathed the Spirit anew into the historical past of God's humans and the background of God's international. This choice of essays seeks to attract consciousness to that fab number of advents of the Spirit, and by way of so doing to provide an orientation for students and scholars alike to the learn 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 collage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 17-19, 1998. the crowd of overseas and ecumenical students that convened for this event-historians, biblical exegetes, philosophers and systematicians-were invited either as a result of their recognition of their respective fields in addition to their widely known contributions to the learn of this doctrine. Their collective mandate used to be to enquire the manifestations of the Spirit as those are being handled within the a variety of theological disciplines. From the start, hence, the goal was once to supply a collection of papers that will function an efficient advent to the present country of analysis into Pneumatology.
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42 George T. Montague f. The Dove We now turn to the animal kingdom. In only one narrative does the image of the dove appear, and that is in the story of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan, but all four gospels mention the dove when describing this event. The association of the dove with the Jordan waters suggests to many commentators the dove that returns to Noah heralding the new creation after the flood. Thus the dove over the Jordan would announce a new creation inaugurated at the baptism of Jesus.
Third, he underscores the contributions to this topic in the World Council of Churches, and in the various bilateral and multilateral ecumenical dialogues. The seventh set of studies explores the new avenues in Pneumatology for Christian Practices of social justice and ecological integrity. Anselm Min, proposes to highlight the person and role of the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of solidarity of Others. His thesis is that “as the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son precisely as their mutual love, so it is the function of the Spirit to create, empower, inspire, and liberate finite beings precisely for solidarity and communion with God and with one another through the exemplary mediation of the Son whose life is the definitive embodiment of solidarity of Others.
In the relational area, besides relating the Christian in a vital way to the Father and the Son, the Spirit is also the bond of unity and love among Christians, and in the context of today’s divided Christianity (to say nothing of our encounter with world religions) the ecumenical implications of the Holy Spirit will be raised. In terms of the charismatic/ministerial dimension, some implications for the church today will be drawn. Toward the Personhood of the Holy Spirit The Bible presents a rich mine of images of the Spirit.
Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology by Bradford E. Hinze, D. Lyle Dabney