Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
    
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THEO 246 - Giver of Life: The Holy Spirit

3 Credit Hours
This course will explore the scriptural, theological, and ministerial dimensions of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit as the animating principle of the Church, both globally and locally, and the matrix of the spiritual life of individual persons and communities. According to Christian belief and experience, the Holy Spirit is the most accessible and immediately operative of the three persons of the divine tri-unity, yet remains the least recognized and studied, despite important ramifications in scripture scholarship, systematics, and pastoral theology, not least in regard to women’s studies, liberation theology, and spirituality. Topics will include the Hebrew and Jewish experience of God as spirit, the teachings of Jesus on the Holy Spirit, the belief and experience of the early Christian community, the Holy Spirit as the feminine face of God, the Holy Spirit as ground of prayer and religious experience, the “new age” as the era of the Holy Spirit, charismatic manifestations, the eschatological role of the Spirit, and the pastoral implications of the Holy Spirit for ministry.



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