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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“A second characteristic of the Spirit is that he is the source of life, creation, and creativity” (Page 5)
“God’s gift is given for a God-given task, and leads to victory and success, even if humans alone do not have this capacity.” (Page 6)
“A fourth characteristic of God’s Spirit is his gift of prophecy and inspiration” (Page 7)
“It goes almost without saying that the Spirit is invisible and intangible: hence he is known from his effects” (Page 12)
“The Spirit of God is Derived from Another, that is, he is One who can be Shared out among Participants” (Page 10)
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
Anthony C. Thiselton was professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham. He held three doctorates (Ph.D, D.D., D.D) and published important works on 1 Corinthians, hermeneutics, and did research on modern theology, philosophy of religion, and the application of philosophy of language to biblical studies.