An Unconventional God

The Spirit according to Jesus

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Jack Levison
  • Ada, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , September
     240 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Jack Levison offers a fresh take on the Holy Spirit through a careful reading of every reference to the Spirit in the Gospels. Viewed through the lens of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection, the Spirit shows up at odd times and in odd teachings--in desert sojourns, a strange saying about scorpions and snakes, and puzzling sayings about birth from above and springs from below. The Gospels disclose an alien world of the Spirit, a world that mystifies, challenges, and invigorates.

Grounded in scholarship, yet accessible and inviting, this companion volume to Levison's A Boundless God analyzes key aspects of Jesus's experience of the Holy Spirit, offering nuggets of insight on every page.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jack Levison is W. J. A. Power Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas.



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