Holy Spirit and Salvation: The Sources of Christian Theology

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Theologians from the early church to the present have written much about the Holy Spirit and Christian salvation. This extensive sourcebook of primary theological texts makes many of these writings available with a description of their context and importance. Especially valuable are more recent works emerging from theologians in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This global perspective, coupled with the broad selection of writings from the history of theology, makes this the most complete collection of primary ...

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Overview

Theologians from the early church to the present have written much about the Holy Spirit and Christian salvation. This extensive sourcebook of primary theological texts makes many of these writings available with a description of their context and importance. Especially valuable are more recent works emerging from theologians in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This global perspective, coupled with the broad selection of writings from the history of theology, makes this the most complete collection of primary source material on these topics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664231361
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Series: Sources of Christian Theology Series
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Veli-Matti Karkkainen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Prior to coming to Fuller, Karkkainen served as President and Professor at IsoKirja College in Finland. He is the author of a number of books including
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Table of Contents

Series Introduction ix

Introduction to Pneumatology xi

Abbreviations xxv

Part I History of Pneumatological Traditions

1 The Earliest Pneumatologies 3

Introduction: The Developing Theology of the Spirit before Nicea 3

The Apostolic Fathers 4

The Apologists 9

Pneumatologies of the Third-Century Fathers 10

2 Patristic Views of the Spirit after Nicea: Greek and Other Eastern Fathers 38

Introduction: The Spirit in the Post-Nicene Fathers 38

The Shared Trinitarian Faith: One God with Three Persons 39

3 Patristic Views of the Spirit after Nicea: Latin Fathers 78

4 Medieval Pneumatologies: Eastern Traditions 102

Introduction to Medieval Pneumatologies 102

The Spirit in Medieval Eastern Christian Traditions 103

5 The Spirit in Medieval Western Christian Traditions 1: The Mystics 118

Veni Spiritus Creator 118

6 The Spirit in Medieval Western Christian Traditions 2: The Scholastics 137

7 Reformation Pneumatologies 152

Introduction to Reformation Pneumatologies 152

The Protestant Magisterial Reformation 153

The Catholic Reformation 177

The Radical Reformers 184

8 Post-Reformation Renewal Movements 190

Introduction 190

Puritanism 191

Pietism 208

Methodism 219

The Quakers 232

Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening 236

9 Nineteenth-Century Pneumatologies 240

Introduction 240

Modern Protestant Theologies 241

The Neo-Calvinist School 252

Reformed Orthodoxy 258

Part II Contemporary Theologies of the Spirit and Salvation

Introduction to Twentieth-Century Pneumatologies 275

10 The Spirit in Eastern Orthodox Theologies 276

Affirmation of Tradition: Key Doctrinal Beliefs 276

11 The Spirit in Roman Catholic Theologies 292

Papal Insights into Pneumatology 292

The Holy Spirit in the Teaching of Vatican Council II 294

12 The Spirit in Protestant Traditions 307

Reformed Theologies 307

Lutheran Theologies 325

The Spirit in Anabaptist Perspective 340

The Spirit in the Ecumenical Movement 346

13 The Spirit in "Evangelical" and Pentecostal/Charismatic Traditions 350

The Spirit in "Evangelical" Theologies 350

Pentecostal and Charismatic Testimonies 363

Spirit Baptism as an Ecumenical Question 371

14 Contextually Oriented Interpretations 382

Women's Pneumatologies 382

The Spirit, Nature, and the Environment 389

The Spirit in the Sociopolitical Arena 394

Introduction: Theologies from the Global South 398

15 Testimonies from Africa 399

Introduction to the African Context 399

Distinctive Features of the African Worldview as the Context for Pneumatology and Soteriology 400

Features of the African Spirit World 401

Toward an Authentic African Theology of the Spirit and Salvation 404

An African Spirit Christology 405

A Holistic Salvation and Healing 407

The Spirit and Salvation among African Indigenous Churches 408

16 Testimonies from Asia 417

Introduction to the Asian Context 417

The Spirit in the Asian Context 418

Metaphors of the Holy Spirit Drawn from Asian Soil 423

Han and Dan: Suffering and Salvation in Minjung Theology 425

The Holy Spirit and Other Faiths: A Burning Issue for Asian Christians 427

The Holy Spirit and Salvation among Religions 429

Pentecostal Experiences in Asia 438

17 Testimonies from Latin America 442

Introduction to the Latin American Context 442

The Feast of the EspĂ­rito Santo 443

Spiritual Experience 444

The Spirit's Work in the Human Being 448

The Pentecostal Experience 455

Permissions 459

Suggestions for Further Reading 464

Index 467

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