Chapter

<i>On the Holy Spirit: Against the Macedonians</i>

Lucian Turcescu

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174250
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174259.003.0007

Series: AAR Academy Series

 On the Holy Spirit: Against the Macedonians

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Gregory refers to God the Holy Spirit in biblical terms as good and holy, princely, principal, quickening, governing, and sanctifying of all creation. This allows him to present the Spirit as a correlative of both the Father and the Son; there is no gap between Christ and his anointing, between the king and his kingdom, between wisdom and the Spirit of wisdom, between truth and the Spirit of truth, between power and the Spirit of power. All three persons rejoice eternally in the presence of each other and know each other perfectly. This is communion, and it allows for both the distinction of each person and the perfect unity among them.

Keywords: Holy Spirit; sanctification; relationship; Father; Son; wisdom; communion; person; correlatives

Chapter.  2898 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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