In The Holy Spirit online course, scholar and author Chris Holmes takes up the questions surrounding the Spirit's procession and mission with the help of three of the church’s greatest teachers—Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Karl Barth.
Drawing on their engagements with the fourth gospel, Holmes presents an account of the Spirit's identity, origin, and acts to show how the acts of the Spirit derive from the Spirit's life in relation to Father and Son—and the extent to which the Spirit's mission testifies to the Spirit's origin.
Housed within the doctrine of the Trinity, pneumatology's joyful task is to describe the Spirit's acts among us in light of their source in the Spirit's acts in God. The end of this inquiry is our beatitude—knowledge of the Trinity that yields to love of the Trinity.
By completing this course, you’ll gain:
- A greater understanding of and appreciation for the Trinity
- Awareness of the teachings of Augustine, Aquinas, and Barth with regards to the Gospel of John
- Familiarity with the practice of pneumatology at an advanced theological level
- Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools