Acts 2:38 “And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 5:5 “Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

The Holy Spirit

The Trinity comprises the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.The issue of the person-hood of the Holy Spirit was the cause of much debate in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries between the Western and Eastern churches, as well as within Western theology. While this thesis concentrates on thought in the West, the discussion with the East will be mentioned both as it helps to clarify the Western position, and also in indicating how this position might comment on the continuing divide between the two churches. Read more...