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The Spirit of Life: A Study of Paul’s Writing on the Spirit
- Course Dates: Tue 27 June 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Both in Corinthians (12-14) and in Romans (8) Paul has extensive reflections on the Spirit. The impression we get from these two letters about the Spirit is very different.
In Corinthians we have the Spirit of ecstatic gifts in Romans the Spirit of the resurrection; in both it is the Spirit of Christ.
On this Reading Scripture Together day we will explore how Paul’s explorations of the Spirit are linked to the contexts he is writing to and how Romans and Corinthians are both different and the same.
We will look at these texts from diverse perspectives and especially explore the ‘gifts of the Spirit’ and the idea of the ‘Spirit of Adoption’. We will think about the role both ecstasy and liminality can play in our speaking of the Spirit inspired by these texts.