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The Spirit of Rebirth

Author(s): István Gábor Cselényi
Subject(s): Biblical studies
Published by: VERBUM Keresztény Kulturális Egyesület
Keywords: Old Testament; Septuaginta; Wisdom Books; Spirit of Wisdom; Spirit of Rebirth; Logosophian turn

Summary/Abstract: The Old testament did not follow the way of the polytheism. Appeared beside the One-God, Jahweh new concepts, perhaps new entities: the davar (logos), the hockma-sophia and the ruah-spirit, but they remained proprieties of God. Here the sophia and the spirit had feminine character. In the New Testament ended the personification of them, but the sophia and the logos bacam identic (cf. logosophian solution), only the Spirit (already the Holy Spirit) remained feminine: she appeared as peristera, mother-dove and the Spirit of the Rebirth. This motif lived longer in teaching of St. Hildegard of Bingen, of Russian sophiologists, etc. In our age Yves Congar wrote about the femininty of the Holy Spirit. God is the source not only of man properties, but also of woman: according the Genesis “God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God created him, male and female he created them.” (“Genesis” 1: 27)

  • Issue Year: XXIX/2018
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 28-36
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian