Book Reviews / Pneuma 30 (2008) 315-370 359 Kirsteen Kim, The Holy Spirit in the World: A Global Conversation (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2007). xiv + 210 pp. ISBN: 978-1-57075-750-1. $25.00 pbk. Kirsteen Kim’s The Holy Spirit in the World: A Global Conversation brings issues in global- ization to bear on pneumatology and missiology. Receiving impetus from the controversy caused by Chung Hyun Kyung’s address at the 1991 Canberra Assembly, Kim asks the important question of how to understand Spirit-talk in a world where some find invo- cations to the “spirits of earth, air, water, and sea creatures” (p. ix), for example, to be heretical while others find them to be recognitions of the necessarily plural expression of diverse religious identities. Through a consideration of the “pluralistic character” of contemporary “spirit-language” (p. xiii), the book explores the emerging global conversa- tion that is “challenging the shape of traditional European theology” (p. xiv). Kim’s text can be loosely divided into three sections. First, she attempts to provide an outline of contemporary pneumatology in a speciﬁ cally postmodern and global context. Her sophisticated discussion of the various biblical deployments of Rūach and Pneuma allows her to ask the guiding question of
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