By Bradford E. Hinze, D. Lyle Dabney
Veni, Sancte Spiritus, Come, Holy Spirit, is an invocation that has echoed down throughout the centuries as Christians have recalled, celebrated, and expected the appearance of the Spirit-not in simple terms that of the nice ceremonial dinner of Pentecost, but additionally within the numerous locations and instances during which God has breathed the Spirit anew into the heritage of God's humans and the historical past of God's international. This selection of essays seeks to attract realization to that fab number of advents of the Spirit, and by way of so doing to provide an orientation for students and scholars alike to the learn of Pneumatology, the disciplined mirrored image at the Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit. those essays have been initially ready for a symposium on Pneumatology that was once held at Marquette collage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 17-19, 1998. the gang of overseas and ecumenical students that convened for this event-historians, biblical exegetes, philosophers and systematicians-were invited either as a result of their attractiveness of their respective fields in addition to their widely known contributions to the examine of this doctrine. Their collective mandate was once to enquire the manifestations of the Spirit as those are being taken care of within the quite a few theological disciplines. From the start, for that reason, the goal used to be to provide a collection of papers that will function a good creation to the present nation of study into Pneumatology.
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Perhaps the immersion-emersion rite lent itself more easily to the death-resurrection motif. Perhaps, too, the reaction to adoptionism led the church to mute the emphasis on the baptism of Jesus. The later separation of confirmation from baptism may also have led to relegating the primary role of the Holy Spirit to the later sacrament. One could argue, of course, that the baptism of Jesus points to his death and resurrection as its fulfillment, but it is undeniable that the death-resurrection model tends to diminish the role of the Holy Spirit, who does not appear in the Romans text used as the primary grounding for the liturgical catechesis.
In terms of the charismatic/ministerial dimension, some implications for the church today will be drawn. Toward the Personhood of the Holy Spirit The Bible presents a rich mine of images of the Spirit. The most primitive come from the realm of physical nature, one from the animal kingdom, and one, finally, from the realm of intelligent personhood. a. The Life-Breath One of the earliest traditions is found in Genesis 2:7, where the Lord is said to breathe into the nostrils of the man and the man becomes a living being.
Finally, in the Apocalypse the river of life flows from or proceeds from the throne of God and the Lamb (Rev 22:1). There is evident support in these texts, then, for the tradition explicitly followed in the West, that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, coordinated in their mutual gift of the Spirit. But there are other texts, some of which we have cited, where the Spirit is prior in agency to Jesus and even acts upon him. Jesus is conceived by the Holy Spirit (Mt 1:20; Luke 1:35).