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In these eleven chapters, Oden considers the person and work of the Holy Spirit. He displays the Spirit’s hand in the believer’s salvation, justification and sanctification, and reveals His work in the Church and in human destiny.

of sons, our liberty to call God our Father, our being made partakers of the grace of Christ, our being called children of light, our sharing in eternal glory, and, in a word, our being brought into a state of all ‘fullness of blessing’ ” (On the Holy Spirit 15.36, NPNF 2 VIII, p. 22). Similarly Ambrose argued that the Spirit moves from the providential ordering of life to the saving work of redemption, “from the grace of giving life to that of sanctification, to translate us from earth to heaven,
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