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 simply that of the nice ceremonial dinner of Pentecost, but in addition within the numerous locations and occasions within which God has breathed the Spirit anew into the background of God's humans and the historical past of God's global. This selection of essays seeks to attract cognizance to that groovy number of advents of the Spirit, and by means of 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 overseas and ecumenical students that convened for this event-historians, biblical exegetes, philosophers and systematicians-were invited either as a result of their attractiveness 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 quite a few theological disciplines. From the start, for that reason, the goal used to be to provide a suite of papers that may function an efficient advent to the present kingdom of study into Pneumatology.
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Even when God takes some of the spirit that is on Moses and distributes it to the elders in Num 11:25, it is still God’s spirit, not Moses’ spirit, that is being distributed. The one possible exception to this rule is found in 2 Kings 2:9, where Elisha tells Elijah he wishes to receive a double portion “of your spirit,” and the guild prophets later say, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha” (2:15). Elijah had told Elisha, “Ask for whatever I may do for you, before I am taken from you” (2:9). Is this to suggest that Elijah bestowed his spirit upon Elisha?
Psalm 18 is actually a celebration of the Lord’s protection of the king, but it associates this protection with the foundational moment of the people of Israel, namely the Exodus. In this context, then, the originality of the priestly author-editor in Genesis would appear. He transfers to the very creation of the world the Exodus imagery, making the latter the model, so the speak, for the cosmifying of the universe. ” There are problems, however, with this position. One is that in the Genesis text the appearance of the dry land (verse 9) is textually quite removed from the ruah elohim in verse 2.
10 Bernard McGinn, one of the foremost historians of mysticism, with the claim that “we are in the midst of an explosion of interest in mysticism,” in “Quo Vadis? Reflections on the Current Study of Mysticism” Christian Spirituality Bulletin (Spring 1998), 13-21, at 13. 11 The New Delhi Report: The Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches 1961 (London: SCM, 1962), see especially the reports on Witness, 77-90, and Unity, 116-134. P. (North Port, NY: Costello, 1996), see for example, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, 97-115, and the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, 1-11.