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  • proper noun The Holy Spirit: in Christian theology, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the three aspects of God.
  • proper noun The name given to a Mars exploration rover launched June 10, 2003. See Wikipedia's article.


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  • Just as bad as the opposite extreme, which distrusts all secret, inarticulate communion of spirit with Spirit--all invisible religion--and tries to limit God by his sacraments.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Study, therefore, to be established in the doctrines of the Lord and the apostles, that so all things, whatsoever ye do, may prosper both in the flesh and spirit; in faith and love; in the Son, and in the Father, and in the Spirit; in the beginning and in the end; with your most admirable bishop, and the well-compacted spiritual crown of your presbytery, and the deacons who are according to God.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Whether the idealist out - looks that emerged built on the Kantian contrast of nature and spirit or on the Hegelian concept of all reality as the march of Spirit, the net effect was to establish the moral consciousness as a cosmic phenom - enon.


  • But there are “seducing spirits,” 1 Tim.iv. 1; and we have a “command not to believe every spirit, but try the spirits,” 1 John iv. 1; and the reason added is, “Because many false prophets are gone out into the world;” — that is, men pretending to the revelation of new doctrines by the Spirit; whose deceits in the first church

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • (As she calls the fairies Happyheart, Merrylips, Goodwill, and Peace dance into the room, curtsey low to the Spirit and group themselves about her.) _Spirit_ (holds out welcoming hands): Ah, fairies, what a wonderful day this has been!


  • The priests prepared sacrifices to appease the spirit, if spirit it were, and sang propitiatory songs, in which they first called it a good Spirit, and thanked it as such for the fat deer and mooses it had sent to their hunting-grounds, and the juicy fish which filled their waters, and the tender fowls which stocked their lakes.

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)

  • The gathering together at stated hours and periods for the devotions of religious worship is so great an aid to the Christian life as well to be ranked indispensable to the community and the nation; and while it is true that the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life, yet the letter, rightly interpreted, is filled with the Spirit, and conveys it to us.

    The Life Radiant

  • A man that believes that his spirit is one with the Universal Spirit cannot but be an optimist if he believe that Spirit is the Spirit of

    Irish Plays and Playwrights

  • This common spirit of all the sanctified is thus the Spirit of Christ, which is the Spirit of God, and the bestowal of that Spirit by Christ is what is meant by the Communication of the Holy Spirit.

    The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith"

  • The third suffering abideth in the soul, when the spirit of man is seized by the godly Spirit, with the mantle of His love wound round it, so that he dependeth to it.

    The Following of Christ.


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