Spirit of God

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Spirit of God may refer to:

Abrahamic religions[edit]

  • Holy Spirit, a term found in English translations of the Bible, but understood differently among the Abrahamic religions
  • Holy Spirit (Christianity), the third divine person of the Holy Trinity; each person itself being God
  • Holy Spirit (Judaism), the Spirit of YHWH in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and Jewish writings
  • Holy Spirit (Islam), in the Quran, the angel Gabriel
  • Maid of Heaven, Baha'i Faith, a vision had by founder of the Baha'i Faith of a maiden Messenger of God gave him his mission

Zoroastrianism[edit]

  • Spenta Mainyu, the most beneficent spirit, the "Holy Spirit".
  • Ahura Mazda (Zoroastrianism), a higher spirit of the Old Iranian religion who was proclaimed as the uncreated spirit by Zoroaster

Hinduism[edit]

  • Brahman (Hinduism), "the unchanging reality amidst and beyond the world", which "cannot be exactly defined"
  • Paramatman (Hinduism), the Supreme Soul

Anthropological[edit]

  • Great Spirit (Indigenous peoples of the Americas), a conception of a supreme being prevalent among some Native American and First Nations cultures
    • Gitche Manitou, Algonquian language term for Great Spirit and later for God by Christian missionaries

Chinese[edit]

  • Qi (Taoism), an active principle forming part of any living thing
  • Tian (Confucianism), one of the oldest Chinese terms for the cosmos and a key concept in Chinese mythology, philosophy, and religion

Other[edit]

  • Naam (Sikhism), the principal method or tool of meditation, which is meant to unite the soul with the Supreme Soul

See also[edit]