American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Christianity The third person of the Trinity.
- n. Christianity One of the three distinct Persons or Hypostases of the Holy Trinity, the others being God the Father and God the Son (Jesus). This expression has superseded the term Holy Ghost in many Christian denominations and Bible translations.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. same as Holy Ghost (above).
- n. (Theol.) the Spirit of God, or the third person of the Trinity; the Holy Ghost.
The spiritalso signifies the human spirit as influenced or animated by the Divine Spirit.
- n. the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
“Realise both, the outward and the inward; the objective and the subjective; Christ for us, the Holy Spirit in us.”
“During the thirty days that these Japonians were in retirement, it is not to be expressed, what celestial illuminations, what holy thoughts, what interior delights, the Holy Spirit infused into them.”
“Brother Jimmy-Joe Billy-Bob started to return the present to its place but the Holy Spirit spoke to him then and he began to tremble violently.”
“Other titles may be mentioned: Holy Spirit 3; Gesu 2; Atonement,”
“A full and clear declaration from the Scripture of the nature of the Holy Spirit and his operations may, through the blessing of God, be of use to fortify the minds of professors against satanical delusions counterfeiting his actings and inspirations; for directions unto this purpose are given us by the holy apostle, who lived to see great havoc made in the churches by deluding spirits.”
“Paschasius had left books on the Holy Spirit that were correct in all particulars and perfectly intelligible.”
“Saviour, one Holy Spirit as our Sanctifier, and one God and Father of us all, our points of union are surely strong; and if we are members of one living Church, and expect to be such for ever, we may profitably unite in some religious engagements here below.”
“Also many of the members of the Michigan Conference renewed their ordination vows; and the gracious influences of the Holy Spirit descended and rested richly upon them.”
“The dove as an attribute appears with several saints, representing the importance of the Holy Spirit in their lives, most particularly St. Gregory, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Scholastica, and St. Hilarius.”
“These arguments made no impression on the saint; he had fortified his resolution with more potent reasons, and answered the merchants in the same tenor in which he had written to Father Francis Perez, that he could not distrust the Divine Goodness, and that his distrust would be so much the more criminal, because the powerful inspiration of the Holy Spirit pushed him forward to teach the Chinese the gospel of the living God.”
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