Holy Power, Holy Presence: Rediscovering Medieval Metaphors for the Holy Spirit

Holy Power Holy Presence Rediscovering Medieval Metaphors for the Holy Spirit Traces metaphors and images used to describe the Holy Spirit in the pastoral spiritual works of six authors from the th to the th century Augustine Hildegard of Bingen Bernard of Clairvaux Bona

  • Title: Holy Power, Holy Presence: Rediscovering Medieval Metaphors for the Holy Spirit
  • Author: Elizabeth A. Dreyer
  • ISBN: 9780809144853
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2019-02-19T18:00:37+00:00

    Traces metaphors and images used to describe the Holy Spirit in the pastoral, spiritual works of six authors from the 4th to the 14th century Augustine, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, Bonaventure, Catherine of Siena and Julian of Norwich.

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    • Victoria Gaile says:

      Conventional wisdom has it that pneumatology withered away in the West until its recent revival over the past few decades. Dreyer's most interesting finding is that this is true in the formal writings of systematic theologians, but that the Spirit was present in the preaching and devotional writings of medieval Christians in the West. I focused on the chapter on Hildegard for a school presentation I was doing, but the introduction and conclusion were interesting and I'd like to come back and rea [...]

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