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Number of Pages: 157
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2018
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Breath of Life: Rediscovering the Holy Spirit and Following His LeadOrlando SaerChristian Focus / 2017 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:
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A key refrain in Reformed theology is that Gods Spirit trumpets the message of salvation through Jesus Christ into every nook and cranny of the universebut how? And in what way does this cosmic truth touch and shape the mundane reality of our lives and our world?
In this distillation of his Warfield Lectures, delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary in spring 2014, leading Reformed theologian Cornelis van der Kooi examines the relationship of the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ. He demonstrates how a fuller understanding of the interplay between Christology and pneumatology can encourage the Christian church to have open eyes and ears for the inbreaking of Gods "incredibly benevolent force" into the cosmological emptiness of todays world.
University of Heidelberg
"Cornelis van der Kooi here presents an urgently needed contribution to a future Spirit-Christology and a christologically clarified doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Drawing from biblical sources and from Reformation and Dutch Reformed theology, he awakens new trust in Gods creative saving and ennobling work in the world of the twenty-first century."
Yale Divinity School
"Originally given as the prestigious Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary, This Incredibly Benevolent Force holds many surprises. In and through them, if the author is right, one may hope that a force working for good will emerge, running like a current between this book and its readers."
Frank D. Macchia
"How do we know that the Holy Spirit is an incredibly benevolent force? Cornelis van der Kooi has a compelling answer: Jesus Christ. He develops this answer with unusual insight and clarity. A truly enjoyable read for students and seasoned theologians alike."
Daniel Castelo (from foreword)
Seattle Pacific University and Seminary
"This collection of lectures represents a delightful exercise in pneumatological reflection. I say delightful in part because it occasions a kind of joy, not simply because of its subject matter, but also because of its style and approach. . . . Refreshing and vitalizing."
Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
Calvin Theological Seminary
"Van der Kooi has written a masterful treatment of the Holy Spirit. Everything in it is fresh, revealing, mature. This will be a theological standard for years."