The Spirit of God
Short Writings on the Holy Spirit
Translated by Susan Mader Brown, Mark E. Ginter, Joseph G. Mueller and Catherine E. Clifford
The Spirit of God brings together for the first time eight of Yves Congar's previously untranslated writings on the Holy Spirit composed after Vatican II (from 1969 to 1985). Two of these selections offer general overviews of Congar's pneumatology, a pneumatology based upon Scripture and the Tradition of the Church, but articulated in conversation with philosophers, ecumenical partners and non-believers. Other articles make clear the historical context of Vatican II's pneumatology and the Holy Spirit's crucial influence upon the unfolding of history and upon the moral life, the efficacy of the sacraments and, especially, upon ecclesial life.
The writings in The Spirit of God have been translated and edited by a team of scholars familiar with the work of the French Dominican theologian. An introduction situates each of the writings historically and highlights its theological significance. A bibliography lists Congar's publications on the Holy Spirit, the major articles and books written about his pneumatology, and the major scholarly resources to which Congar made reference in the notes that accompanied these writings. An index of biblical references and of personal names is also included.
About the Authors
"Yves Congar was arguably Vatican II's most influential theologian. His work on the theology of the Holy Spirit found its way into many council texts. Yet it is his work on the Holy Spirit after the council that may be his greatest gift to our church. This collection of newly translated texts provides a wonderful synthesis of Congar's pneumatology. Stripped of unnecessary theological jargon, these texts provide a marvelously accessible set of reflections on the ubiquity of the Holy Spirit in the world, in the life of the church and in each individual believer."—Richard R. Gaillardetz, author of An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis and the Renewal of Catholicism
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