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Title: Spirit Christology in the Christian tradition : from the patristic period to the rise of Pentecostalism in the twentieth-century
Author: Bryant, Hershel Odell
Awarding Body: Prifysgol Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2013
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Since the emergence of Spirit Christology in the latter part of the twentieth-century, its proponents have reached back to the ancient church to identify Christologies which bear similarities with their christological proposals. Normally, these scholars do not extend the recognition of Christologies bearing these characteristics past the Council of Chalcedon, leaving a considerable historical gap until the rise of the rhodern discussion of Spirit Christology. Whereas Spirit Christology is a modern i theological concept which places its terms and symbols onto ancient Christologies I demonstrating specific pneumatic characteristics, it is reasonable to assume that dther christological forms may exist, in various epochs, which exhibit these distinctives. This thesis, therefore, seeks to fill this lacuna in the fields of historical theology and Spirit Christology by discovering proponents and their writings demonstrating these Spirit christological traits. Moreover, Pentecostals have actively participated in the contemporary discussion of Spirit Christology; thus, this study examines Pentecostalism's early periodical literature to identify the presence of Spirit Christology in these writings and determine how well Spirit Christology Jorrelates with early Pentecostal theology. Furthermore, the thesis' conclusions are assessed for their possible implications for Pentecostal theology.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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