Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Holy Spirit in Acts

A statistical analysis of the "spirit" language in The Acts of the Apostles confirms what a close reading of the book suggests--the pervasiveness presence of the Holy Spirit in the narrative. Some scholars suggest that a better title for the book would indeed be The Acts of the Holy Spirit. See the chart that Felix Just has created for a look at what the numbers indicate. Note the predominance of spirit language in Luke, especially Acts. This suggests that the religion of Luke and the churches he knew was highly experiential.

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