- My book Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit (Downers
Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1996) looks at major themes of theology from the
standpoint of the Spirit.
- Gerald F. Hawthorne has written about the significance of the Spirit in
the life and ministry of Jesus: The Presence and the Power (Dallas: Word
- Hendrikus Berkhof attributes the neglect of Spirit Christology to the
fear of adoptionism: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Atlanta: John Knox Press,
1964), p. 18.
- As a theme in Orthodoxy, Daniel B. Clendenin, Eastern Orthodox
Christianity: A Western Perspective (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1994, chap. 6).
Compare "John Wesley and Eastern Orthdoxy: Influences, Convergences and
Differences," The Asbury Theological Journal 45 (1990), pp. 29-53. As a
theme in Anglicanism, A. M. Allchin, Participation in God: A Forgotten Strand in
Anglican Tradition (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1988). Leanne Van Dyk notes it
as central in Calvin: The Desire of Divine Love: John McLeod Campbell's Doctrine of
the Atonement (New York: Peter Lang, 1995), p. 151. The Finnish school of Luther
scholars find it central in Luther: Risto Saarinen, "Salvation in the
Lutheran-Orthodox Dialogue: A Comparative Perspective" Pro Ecclesia 5
(1996), pp. 202-13.
- Paul S. Minear, Images of the Church in the New Testament
(Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1960), pp. 162-64.
- Along these lines, compare Perry L. Stepp, The Believer's
Participation in the Death of Christ: Corporative Identification in Romans 6:1-14
(Lewiston, N.Y.: Edward Mellen Press, 1996).
- On these themes, Anthony J. Tambasco, A Theology of Atonement and
Paul's Vision of Christianity (Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1991). The
model is dubbed a realist-transactional type of atonement in the case of Barth and
realist-processive in the case of Irenaeus by George Rupp, Christologies and Cultures:
Toward a Typology of Religious Worldviews (Paris: Mouton, 1974), chap. 4.
- Donald G. Bloesch expounds Barth's re-interpretation of atonement: Jesus
is Victor: Karl Barth's Doctrine of Salvation (Nashville: Abingdon, 1976), chap. 4.
- On the phrase "in Christ", Richard N. Longenecker, Paul,
Apostle of Liberty (New York: Harper & Row, 1964), pp. 160-70.
- Richard J. Hauser, In His Spirit: A Guide to Today's Spirituality
(New York: Paulist Press, 1982), pp. 26-29.
- On the relation of the resurrection of believers to the resurrection of
Christ, see Murray J. Harris, Raised Immortal: Resurrection and Immortality in the New
Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983), pp. 98-114 and Richard B. Gaffin, Resurrection
and Redemption: A Study in Paul's Soteriology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978).
- Hendrikus Berkhof, Christian Faith: An Introduction to the Study of
the Faith, p. 426.
- Jürgen Moltmann, The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology
(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996), pp. 336-39.
- Some editions of Jean Pierre De Caussade, Abandonment to Divine
Providence (New York: Doubleday, 1975) are entitled "Sacrament of the Present
Moment" which is an idea that he uses.
- George A. Maloney, Called to Intimacy: Living in the Indwelling
Presence (New York: Alba House, 1983) and The Spirit Broods over the World
(New York: Alba House, 1993), chap. 7.
- Jürgen Moltmann has this concern: see Richard Bauckham, The
Theology of Jürgen Moltmann (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1995), chap. 11.
Jean-Jacques Suurmond also speaks of it: Word and Spirit at Play: Towards a
Charismatic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995), pp. 156-60.