By Volker Rabens

One of the varied understandings of the Spirit within the New testomony, Paul's Spirit language sticks out for being right away dynamic and occasionally impersonal—inviting comparability with the Stoic inspiration of spirit (pneuma) as a substance. Volker Rabens reexamines Paul's statements concerning the Spirit within the widest attainable contexts and argues that the alleged parallels with Stoic conceptions are at top ambiguous. Paul is familiar with the paintings of the Spirit relationally, Rabens argues, and it truly is via intimate relationships that the Spirit transforms and empowers people's lives.

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