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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Christianity The third person of the Trinity.

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  • proper n. 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 This expression has superseded the term Holy Ghost in many Christian denominations and Bible translations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as Holy Ghost (above).
  • n. the Spirit of God, or the third person of the Trinity; the Holy Ghost. The spirit also signifies the human spirit as influenced or animated by the Divine Spirit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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  • St Paul tells us that the Holy Spirit is the creator of koinonia, the creator of communion.

    Presentations made by Cardinal Walter Kasper and Archbishop Rowan Williams at 'Mary and the Unity of the Church' Ecumenical Conference

  • For the Holy Spirit is the advocate, the comforter.

    Leaving satan behind

  • Calvin is very clear when he writes about the biblical interpretation, biblical authority in the 16th Century – that the community drawn together by the Holy Spirit is the community in which you read in the Spirit so that the Word comes alive for you together as a community.

    CEFACS lecture, Birmingham

  • And when I see something, it's like the Holy Spirit is my second parent.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2004

  • JONES: Yes, I would love to talk about that, because the truth is that the Holy Spirit is the one who wrote the Scriptures, the Bible say, as all Scriptures given by inspiration of God, that is profitable for a doctrine, and correction, and instruction and righteousness says a holy men of old speak as if they were moved by Holy Ghost.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Should Women Be Pastors? - June 14, 2000

  • The dispensation of the Holy Spirit is a dispensation of prayer, in a preeminent sense.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • I shall show that there is such a power of holy obedience in all that have the principle of holiness wrought in them by the sanctification of the Holy Spirit, which is inseparable from it; and, (2.)


  • Fifthly, Whereas the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of grace, and the immediate efficient cause of all grace and gracious effects in men, wherever there is mention made of them or any fruits of them, it is to be looked on as a part of his work, though he be not expressly named, or it be not particularly attributed unto him.


  • Secondly, Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is the same work, for the kind of it, and wrought by the same power of the Spirit in all that are regenerate, or ever were, or shall be so, from the beginning of the world unto the end thereof.


  • In both senses the Holy Spirit is the author of it as unto us: in the first, as to its manifestation and application; in the latter, as to the operation itself.



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