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The nature and role of the Holy Spirit is a subject that has intrigued, mystified, and divided Christians for centuries. Drawing from biblical references and personal experience, Krister Stendahl depicts this member of the Trinity as the driving force, t he creative energy, and the animating breath of the whole creation. Energy for Life offers a rare perspective on how the Holy Spirit is able to draw together humanity, in its rich diversity, in order to resolve such complicated issues as divisions in the church, the preservation of the beauty of creation, and the meaning of human existence in the imago Dei, the image of God.
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Krister Stendahl is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Divinity Emeritus at Harvard University and Bishop Emeritus of Stockholm, Sweden.Review:
". . .in these elegant musings by a veteran of the `biblical theology' movement. . . there is a good deal here to admire." -- J.I. Packer, Professor, Regent College
"Drawing from Biblical references and personal experiences, Krister Stendahl touches on such topics as the true nature of love, the language of love, the language of prayer, the integration of intellectualism and spirituality, the gifts of the spirit, the inherent beauty of creation, supreme importance of preserving the natural world, and the meaning of human existence in the image of God. Stendahl also addresses such complicated modern issues as environmentalism, the influx of technology, and gender discrimination while invoking the Holy Spirit as an essential source of daily strength and discernment. Energy for Life affirms the unifying, cohesive qualities of the Holy Spirit that fosters community spirit and healing divisions within the church and faith based community." -- Midwest Book Review, October 1999
. . . offers a rare perspective on how the Holy Spirit is able to draw together humanity, in its rich diversity. -- The Anglican Bookstore, Spring 2001
Drawing on the Bible and personal experience, Stendahl depicts the vital and dynamic relationship with the natural world. Addressing complicated modem issues such as environmentalism, the influx of technology, and gender discrimination, he invokes the Holy Spirit as an essential source of daily strength and discernment rather than a powerful figure-head. The author prefers the term "energy" over "power" to describe his personal experience of the Holy Spirit. "Power is for ruling," he writes' "energy is for living." At a time when wars continue to be waged, Stendahl looks to the unifying, cohesive qualities of the Holy Spirit for creative methods of handling divisions and finding solutions. Krister Stendahl is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Divinity Emeritus at Harvard University and Bishop emeritus of Stockholm, Sweden. -- Ecumenism, No. 136, December 1999
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