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Holy Spirit - Pneumatology
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Part of Holy Spirit:

1. Pneumatology

2. Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The teaching on the Holy Spirit developed very slowly in the faith of the Church from the indications of Scripture. Pneumatology always lagged behind Christology. This is all the more surprising because, according to Paul, the possession of the Spirit is characteristic of the justified and distinguishes him from those who are not justified. In general, Scripture speaks more of the Spirit’s function in our salvation than of his nature. The activity of the Spirit (in inspiration) joins the ОТ and NT together as a unity.

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Michael Schmaus, “Holy Spirit - Pneumatology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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