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Power and the Spirit of GodToward an Experience-Based Pneumatology$
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Bernard Cooke

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195174519

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195174518.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

The Divine Embrace

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(p.179) Conclusion
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Power and the Spirit of God
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Bernard Cooke

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195174518.003.0016

Metaphor as instrument of theological reflection. Metaphors of the Spirit of God used by various thinkers within the context of Christian faith. Human embrace as metaphor for the Spirit. Characteristics of the human experience of genuine embrace; need for the ‘inner,’ spiritual, dimension. Application of ‘embrace’ to the Spirit in relation to various forms of power.

Keywords:   embrace, faith, feeling, genuine, metaphor

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