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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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The Power of Fame

The Power of Fame

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(p.67) 4 The Power of Fame
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Power and the Spirit of God
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Bernard Cooke

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195174518.003.0005

As far back as St. Paul, a central and recurrent theme in discussion of the Holy Spirit has been the tension between Spirit and law, closely linked to debate about faith and good works. Law's power flows from the authority of the lawgiver, ultimately the authority of a divine creator; but legitimate civil law arises from the consent of the governed. Law lies at the root of social order; expresses the dictates of the common good while guaranteeing the rights of individuals. Conscience and the influence of the Spirit in conscience are the norm of moral law.

Keywords:   authority, common good, consent, conscience, law, order

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