Spirit and Spirituality: Philosophical Trends in Late Modern Pneumatology

Spirit and Spirituality: Philosophical Trends in Late Modern Pneumatology Pneuma 30 (2008) 271-287 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157007408X346410 www.brill.nl/pneu Dialogue Spirit and Spirituality: Philosophical Trends in Late Modern Pneumatology F. LeRon Shults University of Agder, Gimlemoen, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway leron.shults@uia.no Abstract This dialogue piece reviews some of the key developments in the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in late modern theology that have contributed to the scholarly and practical integration of pneu- matology and Christian spirituality. Shifts in the meaning and use of three concepts — matter, person, and force — have played a particularly influential role in these developments. These trends are illustrated in several recent pneumatological proposals. The final section outlines some new directions for the ongoing task of reforming pneumatology. Keywords pneumatology, spirituality Introduction Up until the last few decades, most explorations of pneumatology began with a complaint about the material paucity and methodological poverty of treatments of the third person of the Trinity in the history of theology since the Enlightenment. Today, however, we are in the midst of an aca- demic revival of interest in the Holy Spirit. The rapid growth and diversity of this literature makes it difficult to provide an overview that adequately presents the complexity of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pneuma Brill

Spirit and Spirituality: Philosophical Trends in Late Modern Pneumatology

Pneuma, Volume 30 (2): 271 – Jan 1, 2008

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Pneuma 30 (2008) 271-287 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157007408X346410 www.brill.nl/pneu Dialogue Spirit and Spirituality: Philosophical Trends in Late Modern Pneumatology F. LeRon Shults University of Agder, Gimlemoen, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway leron.shults@uia.no Abstract This dialogue piece reviews some of the key developments in the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in late modern theology that have contributed to the scholarly and practical integration of pneu- matology and Christian spirituality. Shifts in the meaning and use of three concepts — matter, person, and force — have played a particularly influential role in these developments. These trends are illustrated in several recent pneumatological proposals. The final section outlines some new directions for the ongoing task of reforming pneumatology. Keywords pneumatology, spirituality Introduction Up until the last few decades, most explorations of pneumatology began with a complaint about the material paucity and methodological poverty of treatments of the third person of the Trinity in the history of theology since the Enlightenment. Today, however, we are in the midst of an aca- demic revival of interest in the Holy Spirit. The rapid growth and diversity of this literature makes it difficult to provide an overview that adequately presents the complexity of

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Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: PNEUMATOLOGY; SPIRITUALITY

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