The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit: Hand-Raisers, Han, and the Holy Ghost

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit: Hand-Raisers, Han, and the Holy Ghost

It is time for the Holy Spirit to get its own street cred! There shall be no more third-wheeling the ever-present, life-sustaining, and empowering member of the Trinity. In this guide to the Spirit, Kim is putting the Holy Ghost back where it belongs; after all, the Spirit gave birth to the church and kept it rocking, rolling, revivaling, and transforming across time and culture. Throughout the book, you will get a taste of the different ways the church has understood the Spirit, partnered with the Paraclete, and imaged the Spirit in scripture. Most importantly, Kim brings together the tradition with contemporary culture, science, and the many tongues and testimonies of the global church.

The compelling power of this volume comes from the creative interplay Kim orchestrates between images such as the Spirit as vibration, breath, and light and her powerful unpacking of different images such as the releaser of han, a Korean term for unjust suffering, or the concept of Chi. This isn’t simply a guide to what the church is saying about the Holy Spirit—it’s a guide to actually opening our theological imaginations to a Spirit that is present, active, and calling us to participate in life-giving work.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781451499568
  • eBook ISBN 9781506401249
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 4.5 x 7.5
  • Pages 176
  • Publication Date July 1, 2018

Table of Contents

1. Creation Vibrates
2. Jesus Dug the Spirit
3. That Time the Spirit Knocked Paul off his Horse
4. How the Early Church got hung up on Christ and forgot about the Spirit
5. Some medieval mystics got jiggy with the Spirit, but then the Reformers put duct tape over her mouth
6. Twentieth Century Feminists Rescue the Spirit!
7.  A modern theology of the work of the Spirit
8. And here’s something else to consider: The Spirit as Chi
Conclusion: It’s time for the Spirit, so look out