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Luther on the Holy Spirit and His Use of God’s Word

Silcock, Jeff (2014) Luther on the Holy Spirit and His Use of God’s Word. In: The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 294-309. ISBN 978-0-19-960470-8

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The article examines what Luther has to say about the Holy Spirit, especially in connection with his work through the Word and the sacraments. It begins with looking at what has been written on this topic, confining itself to milestones in scholarship. It then goes on to discuss the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the church and the means of the Spirit (or means of grace), the inseparability of Word and Spirit and Luther's teaching that the Spirit does not work apart from the Word. It also deals with the way the Spirit works through the oral Word, the written Word, and the sacramental Word. Furthermore, it considers how the Spirit works in believers to produce the good works of faith. It concludes with a brief prospect as to what still needs to be researched in the area of Luther and the Spirit.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Holy Spirit, person and work of the Spirit, Word and Spirit, Word and Sacrament, Word, Sacraments, oral Word, good works, enthusiasm, means of grace, means of the Spirit, Luther and the Spirit,
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Dr Jeffrey G Silcock
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 00:11
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 03:07
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1766

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