Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective

Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

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An internationally respected scholar offers a biblical, historical, and theological assessment of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, focusing on the ecumenical and contextual experiences of the Spirit. This comprehensive review of pneumatology in global perspective examines various theological and denominational understandings of the Spirit, assesses key contemporary theologians of the Spirit, and inquires into several contextual approaches. The new edition has been substantially updated throughout to account for major developments in theology over the past decade and includes added coverage of interfaith issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493412143
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (DrTheol, University of Helsinki) is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and docent of ecumenics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is the author of numerous books, including Christology and The Doctrine of God.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Pneumatology as a Theological Discipline
2. Biblical Perspectives on the Spirit
3. Patristic Experience and the Doctrine of the Spirit
4. From Medieval to Modern Experiences and Reconstructions of the Spirit
5. The Spirit in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century
6. Contextual and Global Pneumatologies
7. Holy Spirit among Religions
Epilogue: Whither Pneumatology?

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