The essays in The Beauty and Glory of the Holy Spirit both exalt and revel in the Third Person of the Trinity. Through an assortment of studies – categorized according to their biblical, doctrinal, historical, or pastoral focus – this book sets before readers the inestimable ministry of the blessed Holy Spirit.
Table of Contents
- The Old Testament Pentecost (David Murray)
- The Father’s Gift of the Spirit (Geoffrey Thomas)
- How the Holy Spirit Is Another Comforter (John P. Thackway)
- The Ministry of the Spirit in Glorifying Christ (Malcolm H. Watts)
- Precursors to Pentecost (Gerald Bilkes)
- The Outpouring of the Spirit: Anticipated, Attained, Available (Michael Barrett)
- The Cessation of the Extraordinary Spiritual Gifts (George W. Knight III)
- The Supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ (John P. Thackway)
- The Person of the Holy Spirit (Morton H. Smith)
- The Love of the Holy Spirit (Geoffrey Thomas)
- Regeneration and Sanctification (Ian Hamilton)
- The Sealing and Witnessing Work of the Holy Spirit (William Shishko)
- The Ordinary and Extraordinary Witness of the Spirit (Malcolm H. Watts)
Historical Theological Studies
- The Holy Spirit in the Early Church (William VanDoodewaard)
- Richard Sibbes on Entertaining the Holy Spirit (Joel R. Beeke)
- The Holy Spirit in the Westminster Standards (Joseph Morecraft III)
- John Owen on the Holy Spirit in Relation to the Trinity, the Humanity of Christ, and the Believer (Ryan M. McGraw)
- The Holy Spirit and Revival (John Carrick)
- The Holy Spirit and the Unique Power of Preaching (Joseph A. Pipa)
Appendix: The King James Version: Its Tradition, Text, and Translation (Michael Barrett)
Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.
Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is President and Professor of Systematic & Homiletical Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
“Popular studies of the person and work of the blessed Holy Spirit have probably never been more plentiful in the church’s history than at the present time (apart possibly from the Puritan era and the holiness movement of the nineteenth century). But what so many of these studies lack is what this collection of addresses and essays possesses in full: a robust grounding in the Scriptures. Since the Spirit’s work has a deeply subjective side, it is vital that our thinking about Him and what He does be grounded in the Word He breathed into existence. This richly biblical collection of studies, covering both the Scriptures and church history, is also a much-needed remedy for Reformed believers who have responded to the challenges of Pentecostalism by ignoring the Spirit. As the essays in this book show, to ignore the Spirit, without whom we could not know the Savior or God the Father let alone adore Them, is nothing short of folly. May this book then encourage a more biblical view of the Spirit and, in turn, a more trinitarian faith.”
– Michael A.G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
“The Beauty and Glory of the Holy Spirit is an excellent experimental body of divinity for experienced preachers, theological students, and all who are interested in sound and edifying literature. The emphasis throughout is on the saving and sanctifying operations of the Holy Spirit. The church today needs this emphasis. Jonathan Edwards wrote, ‘Such influences of the Spirit I had rather enjoy one quarter of an hour than to have prophetical visions and revelations the whole year.’ As you read these inspiring and instructive addresses, may you also enjoy many ‘quarters of an hour’ feeding on this manna from heaven.”
– Cornelius Pronk, Emeritus Pastor, Free Reformed Church, Brantford, Ontario
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