Religion: The Holy Ghost

Theologians through the ages have bent their brains on the nature and function of God the Father and God the Son. But the third person of the Christian Trinity has received relatively scant theological consideration. "With a few inconsequential exceptions," writes President Henry P. Van Dusen of Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary, "there has been hardly a period in the church's history, hardly a school of Christian theology, hardly an individual theologian who has given to the Holy Spirit the attention . . . merited."

Published last week was a new book on the Holy...

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