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World Encyclopedia

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Third Person of the Trinity in Christian theology. The Holy Spirit represents the spiritual agent through whom God's grace is

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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The Hebrew ruach and Greek pneuma mean ‘breath’ or ‘wind’ and are translated by ‘spirit’, denoting an unseen life-giving force.

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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In comparison with christology, reflection on the Holy Spirit came late to the Fathers. Sketched out by Tertullian

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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275 words

Judaism

In Tanach (Jewish scripture), ruaḥ ha-Qodesh/Kodesh is the breath of God, and thus the effective and inspiring consequence of

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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There is no distinct term for spirit in the languages of the Bible; the concept was expressed by a metaphorical

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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Inspiration or the attainment of a degree of prophecy; Heb. ruah ha-kodesh. The books of the Hagiographa such as

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Karl-Heinz Uthemann

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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(πνεη̑μαἅάγιον), third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit appears in early Christian literature as a primary experience of the community and the individual Christian. His activity is ... More

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