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A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit: Bible, Doctrine, Experience
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A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit: Bible, Doctrine, Experience


Eerdmans 2016

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Anthony Thiselton’s scholarly book The Holy Spirit—In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today was published to wide acclaim in 2013 and received a 2014 Christianity Today Book Award. This shorter volume makes Thiselton’s vast biblical-theological knowledge and brilliant insight more accessible to more readers.

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Key Features

  • Provides a condensed version of The Holy Spirit—In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today
  • Examines the Holy Spirit in Biblical Writings
  • Reviews Doctrinal Themes Surrounding the Holy Spirit
  • Discusses the Holy Spirit, Personal Experience, and Current Issues among Pentecostals


Part I: The Spirit in Biblical Writings

  • The Spirit in the Old Testament
  • The Literature of Intertestamental Judaism
  • The Holy Spirit in the First Three Gospels
  • The Holy Spirit in the Pauline Epistles
  • The Holy Spirit in Acts
  • The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Writings
  • The Holy Spirit in the Rest of the New Testament

Part II: Doctrinal Themes

  • The Holy Spirit and the Trinity: The Spirit’s Shared Status with God
  • The Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ
  • The Holy Spirit and the Church
  • The Holy Spirit, Revelation, and Inspiration
  • The Holy Spirit and Sanctification
  • The Holy Spirit and Eschatology

Part III: Experience and Global Origins and Current Issues among Pentecostals

  • The Origin and Development of Pentecostalism
  • The Self-Awareness and Diversity of Pentecostals Today
  • The Holy Spirit and Hermeneutics
  • Prayer and Worship in the Context of the Spirit and the Trinity

Praise for the Print Edition

A lucid introduction to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit by one of the leading biblical exegetes and theologians of our time…The magisterial way in which Thiselton integrates engagement not only with the biblical and theological material but also with the current issues and debates in the church makes this resource invaluable for students and interested laypeople alike. Very highly recommended!

—Alan J. Torrance, author of Persons in Communion: Trinitarian Description and Human Participation

Anthony Thiselton’s gifts of clarity and conciseness are on display in his Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit. This volume captures the moment in current hermeneutical discussions and offers thoughtful reflections on the global church. Thiselton’s excellent summary of biblical texts on the Holy Spirit grounds his first-rate review of the church’s theological reflection down through the centuries…Solid exegesis and fresh insights.

—Lynn H. Cohick, author of Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Eminent scholar Anthony Thiselton applies his considerable expertise to the mysterious—and often mystifying—topic of the Holy Spirit…Once again, Thiselton proves himself an able guide through dense thickets and tough terrain.

—Jack Levison, author of Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith

This wonderful book on the Holy Spirit is concise yet expansive in its range of issues and its choice of dialogue partners. Ideal for use in the classroom, but also sure to be of interest to the pastor and the scholar. A rare accomplishment.

—Frank D. Macchia, author of Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God

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About the Author

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham. He holds three doctorates (Ph.D, D.D., D.D) and has published important works on 1 Corinthians and hermeneutics. He has done research on modern theology, philosophy of religion, and the application of philosophy of language to biblical studies.

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