By Bradford E. Hinze, D. Lyle Dabney
Veni, Sancte Spiritus, Come, Holy Spirit, is an invocation that has echoed down in the course of the centuries as Christians have recalled, celebrated, and expected the appearance of the Spirit-not basically that of the nice dinner party of Pentecost, but in addition within the numerous areas and instances during which God has breathed the Spirit anew into the background of God's humans and the heritage of God's global. This choice 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 college 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 recognition of their respective fields in addition to their well known contributions to the learn of this doctrine. Their collective mandate used to be to enquire the manifestations of the Spirit as those are being handled within the a variety of theological disciplines. From the start, consequently, the purpose used to be to provide a suite of papers that will function a good advent to the present kingdom of analysis into Pneumatology.
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This doctrine has long been criticized by Byzantine theologians as a problematic way of conceiving God with detrimental repercussions for ecclesiology and anthropology. One approach taken by Coffey among others is that the doctrine of the Filioque can be judged insufficient, without viewing it as unacceptable or unhelpful. On the other hand, other contributors such as Moltmann seem to reject this formulation in light of new judgments and models. A second area of disagreement intersects with the first disagreement about received traditions and creative proposals, and concerns Introduction 33 which philosophy or philosophies are most appropriate and useful for pneumatology.
10 Bernard McGinn, one of the foremost historians of mysticism, with the claim that “we are in the midst of an explosion of interest in mysticism,” in “Quo Vadis? Reflections on the Current Study of Mysticism” Christian Spirituality Bulletin (Spring 1998), 13-21, at 13. 11 The New Delhi Report: The Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches 1961 (London: SCM, 1962), see especially the reports on Witness, 77-90, and Unity, 116-134. P. (North Port, NY: Costello, 1996), see for example, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, 97-115, and the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, 1-11.
We have already noted the hypothesis that Mark understood Jesus’ baptizing in the Holy Spirit to take place in the sacrament conferred after the reading of the gospel. 31 Peter sets out the structure of initiation at the end of his Pentecost sermon: “Repent and be baptized…in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). The gift of the Holy Spirit is the hallmark of baptism in the name of Jesus, as is evident in the case of the Ephesian disciples of the Baptist (Acts 19:1-7).