Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (Paperback)

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Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (Paperback)

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The role of the Holy Spirit in the development of the early church was absolutely crucial as the New Testament documents were being written and circulated. However many first-century believers, often unacquainted with the Old Testament, had little knowledge of the work of God's Spirit. Therefore the New Testament writers sought to explain his character and mission in the events they recorded and through the letters they penned. Nevertheless, many Christians today have only a vague understanding of the Holy Spirit--the comfort he offers, the gifts he imparts--but few could articulate his vital role in the life of every believer.
Taking a "text-driven" approach, Warrington moves beyond the controversy and sensationalism associated with charismatic phenomena to examine the third person of the Trinity himself. Progressing from Matthew to Revelation, this in-depth study allows the scriptures to speak out of their original contextual situations and into our lives today.
Readers will gain an appreciation of the Spirit as a complex, wise, creative, powerful, and personal member of the Godhead who is sent to equip, empower, affirm, inspire, gift, and ultimately transform the people of God. Each chapter concludes with helpful study questions and a useful bibliography.
Keith Warrington is a research fellow in New Testament and Pentecostal studies and lecturer in New Testament studies at Regents Theological College in Cheshire, England. He is the author of "Discovering Jesus in the New Testament."
Product Details ISBN: 9780801047992
ISBN-10: 0801047994
Publisher: Baker Academic & Brazos Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2012
Pages: 230
Language: English