James Dunn responds gratefully to the commendatory critiques of Roger Stronstad, Janet Everts, Chris omas and Max Turner. Luke depicts the first coming of the Spirit into a life as both strikingly manifest and as life-giving; he does not envisage an earlier quiet coming. Paul understands the seal of the Spirit as the beginning of the process of salvation, individuals thus baptized in the Spirit and anointed into active ministry in the body. John likewise depicts the reception of the Spirit in John 7.39 and 20.22 as life-creating, the consequence of Christ's crucifixion-glorification. The area of agreement with Max Turner far exceeds the details of difference.