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Title: The Spirit of God in the Torah : a Pentecostal exploration
Author: Schumacher, Steffen
ISNI:       0000 0004 7972 6217
Awarding Body: Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis explores the Spirit of God as found in the Torah. By focusing on nine passages on the Spirit in particular, this study investigates the nature and the functions of the Spirit and constructs a Pentecostal pneumatology of the Spirit in the Torah. Chapter 1 provides a review of scholarly literature from 1878 to the present relating to the Spirit of God in the Torah (and occasionally touching on passages in the Old Testament beyond the Torah). Chapter 2 describes a methodology for reading Spiritrelated texts in the Torah. It is underpinned by the emergence of Pentecostal hermeneutics and highlights various Pentecostal distinctives, which impact my reading of the passages on the Spirit. Chapter 3, as part of the reading method, offers a history of effect analysis of the reception of these Spirit texts in early Pentecostal periodical literature. Chapter 4, as a further part of the proposed reading method, offers a literary-theological reading of texts in the Torah which results in some statements and implications on the Spirit's being and work within the scope of the Torah. Chapter 5 is composed of two parts: the first part categorizes the pneumatological statements and implications presented in the previous chapter; the second part provides some overtures toward a Pentecostal pneumatology of the Torah. These overtures seek to serve as a catalyst for future dialogue for those working within the tradition and those interested in the academic study of pneumatology more generally. The thesis concludes with Chapter 6, highlighting the contributions of this study and proposing areas for further research on the Spirit.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: spirit ; ruach ; Torah ; Spirit's nature