Christian Spirituality and Ethical Life: Calvin's View on the Spirit in Ecumenical Context

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Christian Spirituality and Ethical Life offers a helpful study of the place of the Spirit in John Calvin's theology. It also discovers a notion of the spiritual life in connection with ethical life. It thus overcomes the prevailing popular pictures about the theology of John Calvin in several significant ways, providing a refreshing alternative to the anemic spirituality so prevalent today. It can be stated confidently that Calvin was a theologian of the Holy Spirit in solidarity with the poor, standing in ...

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Overview

Christian Spirituality and Ethical Life offers a helpful study of the place of the Spirit in John Calvin's theology. It also discovers a notion of the spiritual life in connection with ethical life. It thus overcomes the prevailing popular pictures about the theology of John Calvin in several significant ways, providing a refreshing alternative to the anemic spirituality so prevalent today. It can be stated confidently that Calvin was a theologian of the Holy Spirit in solidarity with the poor, standing in openness to others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556357909
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/2/2010
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul S. Chung is Associate Professor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. His books include Martin Luther and Buddhism: Aesthetics of Suffering (2007) and Karl Barth: God's Word in Action (2008).

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Table of Contents

Foreword Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen vii

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction: Calvin's Theology of the Spirit in the Context of Christian Life 1

1 The Spirit in Cosmic Dimension 15

2 The Spirit in the Trinity 32

3 The Spirit as Communicator of Christ for the Christian Life 46

4 The Spirit and the Law 81

5 The Spirit and the Church 109

Excursus: Christian Politics in Confession and Resistance 127

Conclusion 135

Afterword: The Ecumenical Legacy of John Calvin in Reformed and Neo-Pentecostal Dialogue 148

Index 161

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