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God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul

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The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul
Published January 1st 1994 by Hendrickson Publishers
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James Korsmo
I have no intention of doing this important work justice in this short review, so instead, let me give a few words of appreciation. This nearly encyclopedic book encapsulates what must have been years of research and months of careful exegesis. The first three-fourths of the book consists of a passage-by-passage look at every mention and allusion to the Holy Spirit in Paul's letters. Each passage is exegeted with care, always with an eye to its context and its place in the larger argument of the ...more
Roland Clark
Fee draws on his numerous commentaries on Paul’s letters (including his acclaimed work on 1 Corinthians) and uses his specialist expertise to address major debates about things like baptism in the Holy Spirit, the spirit/flesh dichotomy in Paul, and what it means to have spiritual gifts. See my full review here:
Richard Cleary
This is a magisterial work on the Holy Spirit.
The strengths include a robust biblical understanding of the Spirit's personal empowering presence as a central identity marker of the people of God in the kingdom of God. He is also very good on showing how the Spirit and flesh are related in the New Covenant, bringing needed correction to popular conceptions. His exegesis is mostly excellent on all his subjects.

In my view, He is very weak on the Spirit's relationship to the law in the New Covenant
Cheryl Fletcher
This is the book of all books on the Holy Spirit in the writings of Paul and maybe just the book of all books on the Holy Spirit. Dense. Really dense. But super helpful.
Geoff Smith
I haven't read all of it, but I have read large chunks. Great book by a great exegete, who is always stimulating even when I disagree with him.
Great exegetical writing on the various passages in the Pauline epistles that point to or describe the Holy Spirit and spiritual life.
Jul 15, 2012 Dan added it
Fee brings his careful analysis and fine exegesis to the entire corpus of Paul's writings on the Holy Spirit. A very well written book.
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Gordon Fee is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Regent College, where he taught for sixteen years. His teaching experience also includes serving schools in Washington, California, Kentucky, as well as Wheaton College in Illinois (five years) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts (twelve years).

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