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Espíritu Santo

(ĕspē`rēto͞o sän`tō) or

Santo,

volcanic island, 1,485 sq mi (3,846 sq km), South Pacific, largest and westernmost island of VanuatuVanuatu
, officially Republic of Vanuatu, independent republic (2015 est. pop. 265,000), c.5,700 sq mi (14,760 sq km), South Pacific, E of Australia. Vanuatu is a 450-mi (724-km) chain of 80 islands, of which the most important are Espíritu Santo (the largest), Efate,
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 (formerly New Hebrides). Generally mountainous and fertile, the island produces copra, coffee, and cocoa. Its indigenous population is mainly Melanesian. Espiritu Santo was explored in 1606 by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernandez de Queiros. It was the site of a large U.S. air base during World War II. In 1980, shortly before Vanuatu was to become independent from France and Britain, residents of the island staged an armed revolt to secede from the other islands. The rebellion was quickly put down with the help of troops from Britain and Papua New Guinea.
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Espíritu Santo

 

an island in the Pacific Ocean. The largest island in the archipelago of the New Hebrides, Espíritu Santo has an area of 4,800 sq km; its population is approximately 9,000. The island is of volcanic origin and has a maximum elevation of 1,810 m. There are tropical rain forests on Espíritu Santo, and the island has coconut palm, coffee, cacao, and sugarcane plantations.

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En segundo lugar, su abierta defensa de la unidad de Dios y de la santidad del Espiritu Santo y su obra santificadora, marco el camino por el que habria de continuar la afirmacion del Espiritu Santo como hipostasis divina ante los pneumatomacos y eunomianos.
En todo lo cual, evidentemente, reluce de modo admirable la accion del Espiritu Santo, que es el unico que puede hacer de un hombre indocto e inculto un habilisimo pescador de hombres.
El Aquinate pone de relieve que el misterio de Cristo incluye la asuncion de nuestra carne por el Hijo de Dios, la concepcion de Cristo por virtud del Espiritu Santo y la renovacion del mundo por la gracia del Espiritu Santo.
Frente a la comprensible insistencia en los aspectos visibles de la Iglesia durante la Contrarreforma, Newman subraya que la Iglesia es visible e invisible a un tiempo, siempre dependiente del Espiritu Santo: un <<cuerpo en privilegios divinos>> (p.
Por otra parte, hay aspectos de su teologia que nos permiten poner en conexion la obra trinitaria de la creacion con el arte, en particular, a traves de la doctrina de las apropiaciones, por la que atribuimos potencia y origen al Padre, sabiduria y ejemplaridad al Hijo, bondad, don y gozo al Espiritu Santo.
Its population of 276,244 is concentrated in the capital Port Vila on Efate Island and Luganville on Espiritu Santo.