Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the writings of Henry Barclay Swete
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It is the purpose of this study to examine all of the writings of Dr. Swete to determine the content, the direction, and the conclusions of his thinking on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit as these are related in particular to his teaching on the relationship of the Spirit to the Church. The format for the study is as follows: Chapter One considers Swete's understanding of the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Scriptures since his interpretation of the Scriptural passages in which the term "Spirit" is found reflects the influence of his predispositions concerning the work of the Spirit in revelation and inspiration. Chapter Two summarizes Swete's thinking on the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Trinity, showing the special emphasis Swete places on the relationship of the Spirit to Christ, and on the concept of the "Filioque". Chapter Three outlines Swete's teaching on the distinctive mission of the Holy Spirit to the Church and to the world. Chapter Four sets forth Swete's conception of the work of the Holy Spirit within the human spirit, beginning with a description of the relationship of the Spirit to the unregenerate spirit, and concluding with a hint of the relationship of the Spirit to res¬ urrected man in the life to come. Chapter Five evaluates the contribution Swete has made to the study of the doctrine of the Spirit.