The Holy Spirit, Inspiration, and the Cultures of Antiquity

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Jörg Frey, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Jack worked with Professor Jörg Frey and together they received several grants including TransCoop Grant, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Shohet Scholars Grant, International Catacomb Society.

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The Holy Spirit, Inspiration, and the Cultures of Antiquity: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Early Christian claims to the Holy Spirit arose in a vibrant cultural matrix that included Stoicism, Jewish mysticism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Greco-Roman medicine, and the perspectives of Plutarch. In a range of articles, this multidisciplinary volume discovers in these texts rich cultural connections related to inspiration and the Holy Spirit. Essential reading for scholars of Judaism and the New Testament, as well as classicists and theologians.


All too often scholars pursue their research in isolation, and the interdisciplinary study and collaboration portrayed in this volume can be an example for other projects.

Cornelis Bennema in: Theologische Literaturzeitung 5/2016