The Testimony of the Spirit

The Testimony of the Spirit : New Essays

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The theme of the testimony of the Spirit of God is found in various Biblical writings, but it has received inadequate attention in recent theology, Biblical studies, and the philosophy of religion. This book corrects that inadequacy from an interdisciplinary perspective, including theology, Biblical studies, philosophy of religion, ethics, psychology, aesthetics, and apologetics. The book includes previously unpublished work on the topic of the testimony of the
Spirit in connection with: its role in Biblical literature, an ontology of the Spirit, conscience and the voice of God, moral knowledge, religious diversity and spiritual testimony, psychology and neuroscience, community and language, art and beauty, desire and gender, apologetics, and the church and
discernment. The book includes a General Introduction that identifies some key theological and philosophical topics that bear on the topic of the testimony of the Spirit, and it concludes with a bibliography on the testimony of the Spirit. The book pursues its topics in a manner accessible to a wide range of readers from various disciplines, including college students, educated non-academics, and researchers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 166 x 234 x 18mm | 424g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0190225408
  • 9780190225407
  • 1,891,016

Table of contents

Preface
Introduction

1. Craig A. Evans and Jeremiah J. Johnston, The Testimony of the Spirit in Biblical Literature
2. Stephen T. Davis, An Ontology of the Spirit
3. Paul Gooch, Conscience and the Voice of God: Faithful Discernment
4. C. Stephen Evans, The Testimony of the Spirit and Moral Knowledge
5. Roger Trigg, Diversity and Spiritual Testimony
6. Malcolm Jeeves, The Testimony of the Spirit: Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience
7. Oliver Davies, Freedom, Community, and Language: Outline of a 'Neuroanthropological' Pneumatology
8. Steven R. Guthrie, Art, Beauty, and the Testimony of the Spirit
9. Elizabeth T. Groppe, 'Sighs Too Deep for Words': The Holy Spirit, Desire, and
the Name of the Incomprehensible God
10. Kevin Kinghorn and Jerry L. Walls, The Spirit and the Bride Say 'Come': Apologetics and the Witness of the Holy Spirit
11. Angus Ritchie, The Role of the Church in Discerning the Testimony of the Spirit

Bibliography on the Testimony of the Spirit
Index
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Review quote

This volume not only fills in a crucial gap in the literature, it opens up a new network of issues to be taken up in philosophical theology and analytic theology. This is an outstanding set of interdisciplinary papers that should become essential reading for anyone interested in the testimony of the Holy Spirit and related topics. * William J. Abraham, Southern Methodist University * Analytic theology - among the other methods deployed here - takes a pneumatological turn! The so-called hidden member of the Trinity is no longer shy, in particular being given witness to in this collection of well-written essays. Here is testimony about the Spirit that clarifies the very murky topics surrounding about how God works among, in, and through human creatures as well as exemplifies the kind of substantive development on the Third Article of the faith
required for the truly and robustly trinitarian theology called for and sought after in our time. * Amos Yong, Professor of Theology & Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace * Geivett and Moser have done ground-breaking work in editing this brilliant interdisciplinary work on a major theme in Christian tradition and experience. Contributors address the epistemology, meaning, and metaphysics involved in appealing to "the testimony of the Spirit," drawing on philosophy, theology, Biblical studies, and even cognitive science and neuroscience. This provides religious believers and skeptics, experts and newcomers, an array of original,
engaging work. * Charles Taliaferro, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, St. Olaf College *
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About R. Douglas Geivett

Paul K. Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of Philosophy after Objectivity, The Elusive God, The Evidence for God, The Severity of God; editor of The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology, A Priori Knowledge; co-editor of Human Knowledge, 3d ed.. He is the General Editor of The Oxford Handbooks of Philosophy. He is past Editor of the American
Philosophical Quarterly.

R. Douglas Geivett is Professor of Philosophy in the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of Evil and the Evidence for God, and co-editor of the books Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology, In Defense of Miracles, Being Good: Christian Virtues of Everyday Life, and Christian Apologists and Their Critics.
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