The Holy Spirit
An exploratory survey of Scriptural Teaching
by Edgar Wille

A very pastoral, balanced, and most importantly, scriptural study of the subject of the Holy Spirit, which steers between the extremes of the "spirit-word" concept and the excesses of the charismatic movement.

Edgar Wille wrote this about 25 years ago and it was based on a series of talks given at a Bible Class at an ecclesia in London. I have found this work to be very spiritually beneficial, and I highly recommend it.

Edgar Wille has kindly given us permission to freely republish his book, so please feel free to make as many copies as you like and pass this on to whoever you feel would benefit from it.

The book is now available as a bound paper book, with a lovely blue cover. If you would like a copy, the cost is very low. Please email me at for more information.

You can download the book in the following formats:

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Table of Contents

1. The meaning of Pentecost
2. OT anticipations of the Age of the Spirit
3. A bridge to the Age of the Spirit
4. Born of the Spirit
5. The Holy Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified
6. "I will come again and receive you unto myself"
7. "It is expedient that I go away"
8. The Spirit makes Christ known
9. The acts of the Holy Spirit
10. The Spirit guided journeys of Paul
11. The fellowship of the Spirit
12. The pledge of inheritance
13. The dispensation of the Spirit law and grace
14. By grace we are saved
15. The fruit of the Spirit - Christian ethics and the Holy Spirit
16. The Spirit in the General and Johanine Epistles
17. The Lord at God's right hand
18. The heavenly King-Priest
19. Concluding reflections