It is definitely something to think about in the mix. BTW, Marty, please
sign your posts completely.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marty" <zilabon@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 1:34 PM
Subject: [John_Lit] Brief inquiry towards the history of the Paraclete
> The Paraclete, the Spirit of Prophecy,
> I'm writing a senior thesis about the Gospel of John. Originally, I
> had hoped to make a historical investigation using historical-critical
> methods. I had especially desired to talk about Jesus' sayings in
> John, because I think they've been neglected by historical scholars.
> But I've narrowed my study down to writing about the Paraclete and
> it's earliest investigations. John's Gospel seems to have been enjoyed
> by a lot of "weird folks" early on. In my work, I'm trying to remove a
> lot of the Orthodox influence on our interpretation and instead focus
> on Gnostic and Montanist understandings.
> But I'm a bit confused about the Holy Spirit. It seems scholarship is
> not quite clear on what it is. Of course the Church is pretty clear.
> But how did this understanding develop?
> Can anyone provide good works on the development of the Holy Spirit
> concept or on how He is seen in John and John's earliest interpreters?
> Ok thanks
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