Classic and Contemporary Readings
Offers a theologically informed, international collection of important texts relating to Christians' understanding of the Holy Spirit. This book considers how the Holy Spirit has always been an integral part of both Christian belief and systematic theology - from the Church Fathers onwards.
Beginning with the Church Fathers and moving right through to the present day, "The Holy Spirit" offers a theologically informed, international collection of the most important texts relating to Christians' understanding of the Holy Spirit. This is a new volume of texts and readings offering a chronologically-organized selection of the most important and interesting writings on the Holy Spirit. The book considers how the Holy Spirit has always been an integral part of both Christian belief and systematic theology - from the Church Fathers through to the present day. Each set of readings is prefaced by an introduction from the editor, drawing out the main themes and important historical points, and linking the readings to what has gone before. The book tackles the disagreements over the role of the Holy Spirit within the Trinity, and how it was a contributing factor in the split between the Western and Eastern Church; and opens with a newly-commissioned essay describing the importance of the Holy Spirit in the theology of the last one hundred years, and in particular in relation to the revival of Trinitarian theology.
List of Illustrations About the Authors Acknowledgments and Sources Introduction I: Late Twentieth-Century Questions 1. You Wonder Where the Spirit Went: Robert W. Jenson (Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton) 2. Trinity: Richard Norris (Union Theological Seminary, New York) 3. Living into the Mystery of the Holy Trinity: Trinity, Prayer and Sexuality: Sarah Coakley (Cambridge University) 4. Word and Spirit: Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) 5. Charismatic Experience: Church of England Doctrine Commission (Sarah Coakley) 6. Vatican Clarification on the Filioque: Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity 7. Matter and Spirit, or What is Pauline Participation in Christ? Stanley Stowers (Brown University) II: Syriac Resources 8. from Hymn on Virginity, 7: Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-73) 9. [Eating Love]: Isaac of Nineveh (fl. ca. 680) 10. from The Holy Spirit in the Syrian Baptismal Tradition: Sebastian Brock (formerly of Oriental Institute, Oxford) III: Early Greek Resources 11. from Catechetical Orations: Cyril of Jerusalem (ca. 313-386/7) 12. from Orations against the Arians: Athanasius of Alexandria (295-373) 13. from On the Holy Spirit: Basil of Caesarea (ca. 329-79) 14. from On Holy Baptism and On Pentecost: Gregory of Nazianzus (329-89) IV: Latin Resources:15. Homily on the First Epistle of John: Augustine of Hippo (354-430) 16. Veni Spiritus Hymns 17. [The Holy Spirit Hovers over Baptism]: Rupert of Deutz (1075-1129) 18. Fourth Sermon for Palm Sunday: Guerric of Igny (1070/80-1157) 19. from Summa Theologica: Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) V: German Resources 20. from The Last Words of David: Martin Luther (1483-1546) 21. from Mysterium Paschale: Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-88) 22. from The Trinity and the Kingdom: Jurgen Moltmann (Tubingen and Emory University) VI: Russian and Romanian Resources 23. from The Comforter: Pavel Florensky (1882-1937) 24. Redemption and Deification: Vladimir Lossky (1903-58) 25. from Trinitarian Relations and the Life of the Church: Dumitru Staniloae (1903-93)VII: Mystical Resources: 26. from The Discourses: Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) 27. from The Spiritual Espousals: John Ruusbroec (1293-1381) 28. from The Inhalation of the Air: St John of the Cross (1542-91) 29. [The Spirit as Bride]: Matthias Scheeben (1835-88) 30. from Prayer in the Trinity: Adrienne von Speyr (1902-67)VIII: Late Twentieth-Century Applications: 31. from How the Spirit Reads and How to Read the Spirit: Stephen E. Fowl (Loyola University) 32. from The Epistemic Role of the Spirit: Bruce D. Marshall (Southern Methodist University) Further Reading Scripture Index General Index