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The Left Hand of God: A Biography of the Holy Spirit

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Adolf Holl's divine biography examines the life of the Holy Spirit in the context of the history of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.Interweaving scholarship with religion, myth, and culture, Holl expertly traces the influence of the Holy Spirit on men and women from all walks of life, over the course of centuries.The result is quite unlike anything written before.

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 9th 1999 by Image (first published 1997)
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Leroy Seat
This is a very erudite book, so much so I had trouble understanding a lot of what the author was trying to say. In addition, it was written in a "postmodern" style, so it jumped from one historical context to another with little apparent connection.

I chose to read this book because of my positive feelings toward Holl's "Jesus in Bad Company" (1973), which I have read twice, and "The Last Christian" (1980), his brilliant book about Francis of Assisi. But I was somewhat disappointed in this book o
Dana Kraft
An interesting undertaking for sure. The first half or so of the book was really interesting, but as he shifted from talking about mystics to more modern philosophers and authors, I got less interested. The book could be subtitled "Losing the Holy in the Holy Spirit". I second another reviewers experience of having difficulty following the last quarter or so of the book when he talks more about Hegel, Nietzsche and James Joyce.
Chris Feldman
Very interesting work, recommended.
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