3.72: Why Doesn’t Paul Mention the Holy Spirit?

This discussion with Sarah Hinlicky Wilson asks why Paul doesn't mention the Holy Spirit in his letters and discusses the concept of the Triune God.


In this episode, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston talk with Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, discuss why Paul doesn’t mention the Holy Spirit?

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Holy Spirit
  • Trinitarian Theology
  • Trinitarian Formula
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Son of Man
  • Messianic Prophecies
  • Monotheism

Historical events mentioned

  • Council of Nicaea (AD 325)
  • Council of Constantinople (AD 381)
  • Council of Ephesus (AD 431)

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Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

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Rev. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson


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Sarah Hinlicky Wilson

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is Associate Pastor at Tokyo Lutheran Church and Founder of Thornbush Press. She co-hosts the podcast "Queen of the Sciences: Conversations between a Theologian and Her Dad" and writes a quarterly e-newsletter called "Theology & a Recipe." Learn more at www.sarahhinlickywilson.com.

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Kathryn M. Schifferdecker

Kathryn M Schifferdecker came to Luther Seminary as an assistant professor of Old Testament in 2006. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2001, Schifferdecker was associate pastor for five years at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale, Wisc., before coming to Luther. Schifferdecker is a frequent contributor to workingpreacher.org, Word & World and the author of Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job (Harvard University Press, 2008). She is currently writing a commentary on the book of Esther.

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Katie Langston

Katie Langston is a doubter by nature and a believer by grace. She grew up Mormon in a small Utah town and still isn't sure she fits in anywhere sophisticated enough to have a Target. She's the author of Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace, an acclaimed spiritual memoir about her conversion to orthodox Christianity. Katie works as the director of digital strategy for Luther Seminary's innovation team, where she oversees digital projects aimed at cultivating vibrant Christian spirituality in a post-modern, post-Christian cultural context.

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