James Kinn offers a remarkable and new appreciation of the importance of the Holy Spirit in Christian theology and personal spirituality today. By concentrating on the Holy Spirit in Scripture, prayer, and the Christian tradition, Kinn is able to show how the Spirit becomes our personal contact with Christ and the one who continues the work of Christ in us. Explicitly grasping the role of the Spirit can only lead to an enriched experience of the divine in our lives.
James Kinn is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago who has served as a professor, pastor, and chaplain. He has published two other books on spirituality.
Part 1 General Introduction Part 2 The Spirit of Jesus in Scripture Chapter 3 Introduction: The Old Testament Chapter 4 Paul Chapter 5 Luke Chapter 6 John Chapter 7 Other New Testament Writers Chapter 8 Descriptions of New Testament Pneumatologies Chapter 9 Comparisons between the Work of the Spirit of Jesus in Paul, in Luke, and in John Part 10 The Spirit of Jesus in Prayer Chapter 11 Luke Chapter 12 Paul Chapter 13 John Chapter 14 The Spirit of Jesus and the Stages of Prayer Chapter 15 Intimacy with God Chapter 16 The Spirit of Jesus as the Agent of the Sacraments Part 17 Comparisons Between the Spirit of Jesus in the Early Church and Today Chapter 18 Every Church is Human and Divine Chapter 19 Experienced Presence vs. Presence of Faith Chapter 20 How is it "Better for You that I Go" Chapter 21 Problems Regarding the Spirit of Jesus in the Modern Church Chapter 22 The Spirit of Jesus and Christology Chapter 23 A Simple Pneumatology Based on Luke, Paul, and John Part 24 Select Bibliography