The Mystery of Pentecost

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These meditations present the mystery of Pentecost, from Luke in Acts, John in his Gospel, and Paul in his Letters. By placing these diverse but complementary points of view together, Cantalamessa provides priests, students, and interested lay people with a three-dimensional image of the coming of the Spirit, particularly suited to promote catechesis and devotion. Fr. Cantalamessa originally presented these meditations in his capacity as preacher to the papal household.

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Overview

These meditations present the mystery of Pentecost, from Luke in Acts, John in his Gospel, and Paul in his Letters. By placing these diverse but complementary points of view together, Cantalamessa provides priests, students, and interested lay people with a three-dimensional image of the coming of the Spirit, particularly suited to promote catechesis and devotion. Fr. Cantalamessa originally presented these meditations in his capacity as preacher to the papal household.

Chapters are "And They Began to Speak in Different Tongues: The Lukan Pentecost and the Spirit of Unity," "You Will Receive Power When the Holy Spirit Comes Upon You: The Lukan Pentecost and the Spirit of Prophecy," "He Breathed on Them and Said, 'Receive the Holy Spirit': The Johannine Pentecost and the Spirit of Truth," "But One and the Same Spirit Produces all of These: The Pauline Pentecost and the 'Person' of the Holy Spirit."

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It offers a multi-dimensional perspective on this central mystery of our faith and is a good resource for the preacher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814627242
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap, is past professor of the history of Christian origins at the Catholic University of Milan and a member of the International Theological Commission. He is preacher to the papal household and author of The Mystery of Pentecost, Easter in the Early Church; The Eucharist: Our Sanctification; The Mystery of God's Word; The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus; Jesus Christ, The Holy One of God; Mary, Mirror of the Church; The Mystery of Christmas; and The Mystery of Easter published by Liturgical Press.
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Table of Contents

Preface v
I. "And They Began to Speak in Different Tongues": The Lukan Pentecost and the Spirit of Unity 1
1. "For in One Spirit We Were All Baptized into One Body" 4
2. The Holy Spirit, Soul of the Church 6
3. Pentecost and Babel 8
4. The Builders of Babel 13
II. "You Will Receive Power When the Holy Spirit Comes Upon You": The Lukan Pentecost and the Spirit of Prophecy 20
1. The Spirit and the Word 21
2. The Office of Preaching 26
3. To Preach the Gospel in the Holy Spirit 29
III. "He Breathed on Them and Said, 'Receive the Holy Spirit'": The Johannine Pentecost and the Spirit of Truth 34
1. The Holy Spirit in John and in the Synoptics: Novelty and Continuity 36
2. The Holy Spirit, Principle of the Birth and Growth of the Church 39
3. The Spirit of Truth 41
4. The "Advocate" 43
5. Thirst for the Holy Spirit or Fear of the Holy Spirit? 45
IV. "But One and the Same Spirit Produces All of These": The Pauline Pentecost and the "Person" of the Holy Spirit 48
1. The Pauline Synthesis on the Holy Spirit 49
2. Charisms and Charity 50
3. The Spirit as "Person" 52
4. Flesh and Spirit: Two Ways of Being Born, of Living, and of Dying 56
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