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- How do Catholics understand and relate to the Holy Spirit?
- How has this understanding and devotion to the Holy Spirit developed in Catholic tradition?
- How is the Holy Spirit at work in the world and in the Catholic Church today?
Number of Pages: 164
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.38 (inches)|
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Who is the Holy Spirit? What role does the Spirit play in the life of the Church and of the individual Christian? Beginning with the belief in the Holy Spirit as a Person of God, and not just a "force," this book reveals the Catholic understanding of the presence and influence of the Spirit God in every aspect of the Christian life. The book focuses on the unique aspects and development of Catholic devotion to the Holy Spirit from antiquity to the present, culminating in a look at Catholic theology of the Holy Spirit today and the new and exciting ways the Spirit is working among Catholics and all Christians in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Dr. Alan Schreck is a professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, specializing in Catholic doctrine, Church history, and the teachings of Vatican II. He is the author of several books including Catholic and Christian: An Explanation of Commonly Misunderstood Catholic Beliefs and Your Life in the Holy Spirit. He and his wife Nancy have raised five adult children and reside in Steubenville.
In "The Person of the Holy Spirit," Alan Schrek traces the Spirits presence in creation, in Spirits appeal to the hearts of Gods people, in openness to the Wisdom revealed to and through the prophets. After Jesuss revelation of the Pentecost gift of the Holy Spirits coming to us as Advocate and Counselor, the Churchs understanding of the Holy Spirits role in the life of the Church grew and was clarified. Schrek
Examining, as if every facet of a diamond, the author focuses on one aspect, then another, of the many gifts the Spirit offers us. Starting with devotion and prayer to the Holy Spirit, we are led to consider the Spirits guidance in truth, holiness, as Gift providing gifts, relationship with the Church, with our Blessed Mother, and in the dynamic of our Church in the graced present of the here and now.
Refreshed and inspiring, The Gift is highly recommended for parish, seminary, and university libraries, and students in the upper years of high school. Francis ODell, OFM, Catholic Library World