Taking a three-fold approach to The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Smeaton first examines scriptural testimony on the Holy Spirit. Next, he gives details on six aspects of the Holy Spirit: the perceived "personality" of the Holy Spirit; the Spirit's influence by revelation and inspiration; how the Holy Spirit brings about an individual's regeneration; the Spirit of holiness; and the Holy Spirit in the church. Finally, he concludes with a historical survey of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit from the apostolic age.
- Title: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
- Author: George Smeaton
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 1882
- Pages: 406
About George Smeaton
George Smeaton (1814–89) was ordained to the ministry of the Church of Scotland at Falkland (1839), and was among the numerous ministers who emerged in 1843 during the Disruption to form the Free Church of Scotland. He was appointed professor at the Free Church College in Aberdeen (1854), and later became Professor of Exegetical Theology at New College, Edinburgh (1857). Smeaton passed away on April 14th, 1889.