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Baptism in the Holy Spirit-and-Fire: Luke’s Implicitly Pneumatological Theory of Atonement

Department of Religion, Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA
Religions 2018, 9(2), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9020063
Received: 21 December 2017 / Revised: 11 February 2018 / Accepted: 12 February 2018 / Published: 24 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 'The events fulfilled among us': from Luke to Acts)
Historically, theologies of atonement have neglected the Holy Spirit. Luke provides us with an important canonical voice for addressing this neglect. Luke locates Christ’s salvific work within his mission to baptize all flesh in the Holy Spirit and fire. He is to occasion a “river” of the Spirit through which all must pass, either unto destruction or salvation. Christ must himself pass through this river to be the Spirit Baptizer. He must pass through the baptism of fire on the cross so as to bring others into the blessings of the Spirit. View Full-Text
Keywords: Luke; atonement; pneumatology; Spirit baptism Luke; atonement; pneumatology; Spirit baptism
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Macchia, F.D. Baptism in the Holy Spirit-and-Fire: Luke’s Implicitly Pneumatological Theory of Atonement. Religions 2018, 9, 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9020063

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Macchia FD. Baptism in the Holy Spirit-and-Fire: Luke’s Implicitly Pneumatological Theory of Atonement. Religions. 2018; 9(2):63. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9020063

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Macchia, Frank D. 2018. "Baptism in the Holy Spirit-and-Fire: Luke’s Implicitly Pneumatological Theory of Atonement" Religions 9, no. 2: 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9020063

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