Presentation Title

P-22 The Holy Spirit Speaks

Presenter Status

PhD Student, New Testament

Preferred Session

Poster Session

Start Date

4-11-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

4-11-2016 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

The third person of the Godhead has always been a mystery and open to discussion. Unfortunately, the debate is mostly driven by dogmatic theology instead of allowing the biblical data to stand on its own. There are as many interpretations as they come concerning the nature and place of the Spirit among the Father and the Son. Anti-Trinitarian efforts, for example, have indicated (and fixated on) biblical texts that might put in check Christian beliefs in the personality of the Holy Spirit. Albeit these misunderstandings some have put doubt in this Biblical teaching. This poster intends to quantify the characteristics (statistic of occurrences, including names and symbolic language) and divine attributes of the person of the Holy Spirit. Surely Biblical revelation has created reasonable amount of data that can gear towards an understanding of this belief. One that is not based on proof-text approach, but an understanding based on quantifiable data provided by the New Testament authors (and one might say the Holy Spirit himself) on the issue of the Spirit. Such biblical-theological approach will reveal that the main activity of the Spirit is to speak to humankind in order to reveal the will of God.

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P-22 The Holy Spirit Speaks

The third person of the Godhead has always been a mystery and open to discussion. Unfortunately, the debate is mostly driven by dogmatic theology instead of allowing the biblical data to stand on its own. There are as many interpretations as they come concerning the nature and place of the Spirit among the Father and the Son. Anti-Trinitarian efforts, for example, have indicated (and fixated on) biblical texts that might put in check Christian beliefs in the personality of the Holy Spirit. Albeit these misunderstandings some have put doubt in this Biblical teaching. This poster intends to quantify the characteristics (statistic of occurrences, including names and symbolic language) and divine attributes of the person of the Holy Spirit. Surely Biblical revelation has created reasonable amount of data that can gear towards an understanding of this belief. One that is not based on proof-text approach, but an understanding based on quantifiable data provided by the New Testament authors (and one might say the Holy Spirit himself) on the issue of the Spirit. Such biblical-theological approach will reveal that the main activity of the Spirit is to speak to humankind in order to reveal the will of God.