Why Do You Believe What You Believe about the Holy Spirit?
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Synopsis: Why do you believe what you believe about the Holy Sprit? Are your beliefs based on current trends of thought in the church or the world around you, or do they fit in with what the Bible and Christian tradition teaches? Does it matter? What are the consequences of your beliefs? In this thought-provoking survey, Graham McFarlane draws on the insight of ancient and modern thinkers to work out the implications of the biblical witness to the Spirit for the individual believer, and for the church as a reconciling community. Combining clear teaching with practical applications, this book encourages readers to think through their faith. Endorsements: "Most of us know what we believe, But few take the (theo)logical step back to ask why. McFarlane has an uncanny knack-I would say a rare gift-of taking the complexities of a contentious subject and making them available to 'lay' readers as well as students of theology." -Brian Draper, Managing Editor of Third Way "McFarlane invites us to discover what we believe about the Holy Spirit by reconnecting us to the historical traditions of trinitarian theology. Yet what emerges from this book is neither antiquarian nor safe, but altogether contemporary and shocking." -Andrew Walker, King's College "This excellent and beautifully written book . . . is an essential read for all those concerned to understand the Spirit of god and discern his presence and activity." -Graham Cray, Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge Author Biography: Graham McFarlane is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at London Bible College. He is the author of Christ and the Spirit: The Doctrine of the Incarnation According to Edward Irving (Paternoster Press).
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