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Publication Date: 2015
Series: New Studies in Dogmatics
Who is the Holy Spirit and how does the Spirit come to be in relation to the Father and the Son? What is the mission of the Spirit and where does it come from? Chris Holmes takes up the questions surrounding the Spirits procession and mission with the help of three of the churchs greatest teachersAugustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Karl Barth.
Drawing on their engagements with the Fourth Gospel, Holmes presents an account of the Spirits identity, origin, and acts, to show how the acts of the Spirit derive from the Spirits life in relation to Father and Sonand the extent to which the Spirits mission testifies to the Spirits origin.
Holmes presents a way forward for pneumatology. Housed within the doctrine of the Trinity, pneumatologys joyful task is to describe the Spirits acts among us in light of their source in the Spirits acts in God. The end of this inquiry is our beatitudeknowledge of the Trinity that yields to love of the Trinity.
Christopher R.J. Holmes (ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) is senior lecturer in Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Christopher is an Anglican priest and is the author of Revisiting the Doctrine of the Divine Attributes: In Dialogue with Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel, and Wolf Krötke (2007), Ethics in the Presence of Christ (2012), as well as many articles on the theology of Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and on Christian doctrine.
Michael Allen (PhD, Wheaton College) is the John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL.
Scott Swain is Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is author of several books, including The God of the Gospel: The Trinitarian Theology of Robert Jenson, and Trinity, Revelation, and Reading: A Theological Introduction to the Bible and its Interpretation. He serves as general editor (with Michael Allen) for T&T Clarks International Theological Commentary and Zondervans New Studies in Dogmatics series. He is a regular blogger at Reformation21.