THE SPIRIT OF GOD: A SOTERIOLOGICAL METAPHOR IN BIBLICAL HISTORY AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR US TODAY
AbstractThis paper was prepared for a meeting of the South African Theological Society on the relation between Christ and the Holy Spirit. When it comes to inner-trinitarian relationships, Systematic Theology tends to hover off into the higher realms of metaphysical speculation. The rationale of the paper was to offer at least some biblical grounding for the ensuing discussions. On the one hand it attempts to give a bird's eye view of the biblical witness concerning the Spirit of God. On the other hand it asks some nasty methodological questions.
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