The Trinitarian Testimony of the Spirit: Prosopological Exegesis and the Development of Pre-Nicene Pneumatology
Hughes, Kyle R.
Leiden: Brill, 2018 pp. x + 253. $126.00
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 147
Description: In The Trinitarian Testimony of the Spirit, Kyle R. Hughes offers a new approach to the development of early Christian pneumatology by focusing on how Justin, Irenaeus, and Tertullian linked the Holy Spirit with testimony to the deity and lordship of the Father and the Son. Drawing extensively on recent studies of prosopological exegesis and divine testimony in the ancient world, Hughes demonstrates how these three pre-Nicene Christian writers utilized Scripture and the conventions of ancient rhetoric and exegesis to formulate a highly innovative approach to the Holy Spirit that would contribute to the identification of the Spirit as the third person of the Trinity.
Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Reception History
Review by H. Clifton Ward
Citation: H. Clifton Ward, review of Kyle R. Hughes, The Trinitarian Testimony of the Spirit: Prosopological Exegesis and the Development of Pre-Nicene Pneumatology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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