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 arrival of the Spirit-not merely that of the nice dinner party of Pentecost, but additionally within the numerous areas and occasions during which God has breathed the Spirit anew into the historical past of God's humans and the heritage of God's global. This number of essays seeks to attract awareness to that groovy number of advents of the Spirit, and via so doing to supply an orientation for students and scholars alike to the research 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 crowd of foreign 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 research of this doctrine. Their collective mandate used to be to enquire the manifestations of the Spirit as those are being handled within the a number of theological disciplines. From the start, consequently, the goal used to be to supply a suite of papers that may function an efficient advent to the present country of study into Pneumatology.
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The Wisdom tradition thus appears to be the bridge to the New Testament understanding of Jesus not only as God’s incarnate wisdom but also as the one who pours out the Spirit. a. 19 At this point the normal historical sequence would be to look at John the Baptist’s heralding of Jesus as the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit. But I prefer for our purposes to follow the literary sequence and begin with Paul, since his letters were written before the gospels and they tell us what at least an important segment of the early church believed about the relation of Christ to the Spirit.
Justice will bring about peace” (Is 32:15-17). ” The imagery prepares John’s use of the image of living water in the Johannine tradition. Jesus promises the living water to the Samaritan woman (John 4:10) and to every believer (John 7:3839), a promise symbolically fulfilled when blood and water flow from Jesus’ side (John 19:34) and, in the Apocalypse, of the river of lifegiving water flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb (22:1-2). The Fire in the Word 41 What do all of these images from the world of inanimate nature have in common?
Cp. , The Theology of the New Testament, 34 Dabney and Hinze Advents of the Spirit (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1951/ 1955), I: 335; Zur Geschichte der Paulus-Forschung, ThR NF 1 (1929), 29-59. Further, see Walter Schmithals, An Introduction to the Theology of Rudolph Bultmann, (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1968), 259f. 2 Jaroslav Pelikan, The Christian Tradition. A History of the Development of Doctrine. 1. The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600), (Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 1971), 173.
Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology by Bradford E. Hinze, D. Lyle Dabney