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The Holy Spirit and the early Church: The experience of the Spirit

Johannes van Oort

HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 68, No 1 (2012), 7 pages. doi: 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1154

Submitted: 27 July 2011
Published:  14 March 2012

Abstract

Firstly, the present article explored the occurrence of special gifts of the Holy Spirit (charismata) both in the New Testament and in a number of early Christian writers (e.g. Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian and Augustine). Secondly, it indicated how this experience of special charismata exerted its influence on the formulation of the most authoritative and ecumenical statement of belief, viz. the Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople (381).

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Johannes van Oort, Radbound University, Netherlands

Keywords

Holy Spirit; New Testament; Christian writers; Justin Martyr; Irenaeus; Tertullian; Augustine

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