The Lord Is the Spirit
The Authority of the Holy Spirit in Contemporary Theology and Church Practice
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Amidst the spate of books on the Holy Spirit and the church, Studebaker's stands out for its emphasis not on power but authority. A valuable discussion that expands on what Bernard Ramm called the 'pattern of authority' while preserving the integrity of the Spirit's relationship to Jesus Christ and the Scriptures."
--Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Too often evangelical theologies of the Holy Spirit tend toward either amorphous mystification or insipid rationalism, both of which minimize the real-life import of the role of the Spirit in Christian communities and individual lives. Professor Studebaker addresses these misconceptions by resituating the notion of the Spirit's authority within a robust Trinitarian theology. Studebaker builds on the work of Bernard Ramm to show that the functional authority of the Spirit must be grounded both in his divine nature and in his personal agency. The result is a compelling dialogue with contemporary pneumatology which is guided by biblical exegesis and framed by historical theology."
--Kyle Roberts, Bethel Seminary, St Paul