What we need, Levison is arguing over and over in his books, is a “ruach”-ology that matches our NT and systematic “pneumatology.”
Instead of adjudicating which texts are more Christians and which ones aren’t, and whether or not the Spirit indwellt OT covenant believers or not, Levison studies the verbs about the Spirit:
- Blowing and breathing
- Coming upon
- Resting upon
- Passed on
- Poured out
- Standing and Guiding
Then he explores in his conclusion just how “beyond” the OT ruach is and that, he is saying, is something for Christians to start thinking about.
Which we will.
Jack Levison “means for us to think in terms of God’s Spirit and our spirit in an integrated relationship that … well… smashes boundaries and opens up new considerations.” Read more about Levison’s new book A Boundless God at Jesus Creed: https://t.co/b1IX5BF9z4@scotmcknight pic.twitter.com/lFvqzqkJOV
— Baker Academic (@BakerAcademic) April 27, 2020