Timothy P. McConnell is the pastor of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia. He studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and Oxford University prior to earning his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. This project is a revision of his dissertation completed under the direction of Robert Louis Wilken.
Although Basil of Caesarea was the first to write a discourse on the Holy Spirit, many scholars have since questioned if he fully believed in the Spirit's divinity. Timothy P. McConnell argues that Basil did regard the Spirit as fully divine and an equal Person of the Trinity.