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After the Spirit

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To think about the Spirit it will not do to think 'spiritually': to think about the Spirit you have to think materially," claims Eugene F. Rogers. The Holy Spirit, who in classical Christian discourse "pours out on all flesh," has tended in modern theology and worship to float free of bodies. The result of such disembodiment, contends Rogers, is that our talk about the Spi ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published July 26th 2005 by Eerdmans (first published 2001)
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Jonathan Platter
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Eugene Rogers has written a beautiful, compelling, and adventurous book in pneumatology. The goal of his book is quite simple, though the fruits of his research are complex and multi-faceted. His goal is to develop insights into pneumatology from sources beyond those traditionally consulted in the West. He especially draws on early Church thinkers from the Orthodox, Coptic, and Syrian traditions, pulling in insights from mystics and liturgists as well.

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This was a very interesting look at how to think about the Holy Spirit in more substantial terms. Arguing that one must take a fully narrative theological approach (a la Riceour), Rogers takes us through the main places where the Holy Spirit is spoken of in Jesus' life: the Annunciation, Baptism (he includes the temptation here), Transfiguration (so at least tradition has it), Resurrection (which is what he starts with, and guides his entire discussion), and Ascension and Pentecost. He does a ni ...more
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Eugene F. Rogers is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Educated at Princeton, Tübingen, Rome, and Yale, Rogers taught at Yale College and Divinity School, Shaw University Divinity School, St. Anselm College, and, from 1993 to 2005, at the University of Virginia, where for several years he chaired the Program in Theology, Ethics, and Culture. All eight o ...more
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