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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
John 7:39; 2 Timothy 1:7; Exodus 31:3; Haggai 2:5; John 1:14; John 1:32; John 11:4; John 12:23-28; John 12:32; 34; John 12:41; John 13:31; John 14:26; John 16:14; John 17:1; John 2:11; John 3:14; John 8:28; Proverbs 1:23
The paper is thus quite helpful, for now my personal question is answered. No, I am not missing out on anything of the Spirit. My relationship with Christ assures me of that. It also answers the more academic inquiry, which produces the thesis of this study: the work of the Holy Spirit is exclusively and continually Christological. Or, as Frederick Bruner says, commenting on the title of his book, The Holy Spirit: Shy Member of the Trinity,
What I mean here by shyness is not the shyness of timidity(cf. 2 Tim. 1:7), but the shyness of deference, the shyness of a concentrated centering of attention on another; it is not the shyness (such as we often experience)of self-centeredness, but the shyness of another-centeredness. . . . The Spirit is most present where Jesus is most central. The Spirit does not mind being neglected if Jesus is not.
Nielsen, Glenn, "The Work of the Holy Spirit in Light of John 14-16" (1987). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 40.
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