The Deep Things of God: Trinitarian Pneumatology

Colleen M. Conway

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Deep Things of God: Trinitarian Pneumatology

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This article presents commentaries on Trinitarian pneumatology. It explains that scriptural teachings about the Holy Spirit suggest that a Trinitarian theology of the Spirit faces two primary tasks: an account of the Spirit's mysterious personal being, and of his immediate personal action. It emphasizes that a Trinitarian pneumatology treats primarily the identity of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit's distinctive work in creation and redemption. It discusses the relevant views of Thomas Aquinas who found the identity of the Spirit in his relation of origin to the Father and Son, and John Duns Scotus who found the Spirit's identity in his unique way of originating from the Father.

Keywords: Trinitarian pneumatology; Holy Spirit; Trinitarian theology; personal being; redemption; Thomas Aquinas; John Duns Scotus

Article.  7931 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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