Presents the Orthodox perspective on who the Holy Spirit is, where the mystery of God comes alive.
Delving deep and subtly into Orthodox tradition and theology, The Giver of Life articulates the identity of the Holy Spirit as the third Person of the Trinity as well as the role of the Holy Spirit in the salvation of the world. Written with a poetic sensibility, Fr. Oliver begins with Pentecost, an event uniquely celebrated in Orthodoxy as a time when greenery of all kinds is brought into churches. "The splash of green foliage calls to mind not just life, but a special kind of life. It is the life that transcends biological existence and flows from the very Godhead Itself; it is life that's a state of being—immortal, everlasting, changeless. Ferns and flowers fade and die, but souls filled with this ‘life from above' flourish forever."
Reflecting on the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Church, to the world, and to the human person, Giver of Life looks to the impressive biblical and liturgical tradition of Orthodox Christianity. This is a book weighty in content but accessible in tone, not an academic study of the mind, but a lived experience of the heart.
|Who Is the Holy Spirit?|
The work of the Spirit in the world may surprise you.
These meditations on Luke-Acts attempt to discern how the winds of the Spirit have blown in the lives of Jesus, his disciples, and the earliest Christians so that we can track and participate in the works of the Holy Spirit in the global village of the 21st century.
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|Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life|
Provocative and life-changing, Fresh Air combines moving personal anecdotes, rich biblical studies, and practical strategies for experiencing the daily presence of the Holy Spirit.
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|The Spirit Unfettered: Protestant Views on the Holy Spirit|
This clear guide will help you understand what is distinctive about Protestant perspectives on who the Holy Spirit is and what the Holy Spirit does in our lives.
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|Breath of Life: God as Spirit in Judaism|
Judaism - both ancient and contemporary - and its views on God as Spirit.
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