The Puritans and the Holy Spirit

From Taking Hold of God: Reformed and Puritan Perspectives on Prayer (Grand Rapids: Reformed Heritage, 2011) –

It is often forgotten that Bunyan was a vital participant in what Ronald Reeve has described as the Puritan ‘rediscovery of the Holy Spirit as the mainspring of all christian activity.’ The claim by some contemporary authors and theologians that no post-Reformation movement until this century has really given the Spirit His due is shown to be quite false by the interest that the Puritans had in the person and work of the Spirit.

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