pneumatology

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The doctrine or study of spiritual beings and phenomena, especially the belief in spirits intervening between humans and God.
  • noun The Christian doctrine of the Holy Ghost.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine of or a treatise on the properties of elastic fluids; pneumatics.
  • noun The branch of philosophy which treats of the nature and operations of mind or spirit, or a treatise on it.
  • noun The study of the beliefs, practices, and organizations of men with reference to a supposed world of spirits; spiritual philosophy.
  • noun In theology, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The doctrine of, or a treatise on, air and other elastic fluids. See pneumatics, 1.
  • noun (Philos. & Theol.) The science of spiritual being or phenomena of any description.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The study of spiritual beings and phenomena, especially the interactions between humans and God.
  • noun Christianity, theology The study of the Holy Spirit as revealed in Scripture.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma), "breath", and -logy.

Examples

  • From the corrupt Christology comes a corrupt pneumatology, that is a corrupt view of the Holy Spirit and of what the Spirit does and is doing in the Church.

    Apprising Ministries

  • He probably composed one of the most beautiful and well-known hymns of the Latin Church, the "Veni Creator Spiritus," an extraordinary synthesis of Christian pneumatology.

    Benedict on the Liturgy: "The Faith is not only thought"

  • In the Book of Life, Ficino follows the advice of authors like Avicenna and Pietro d'Abano,294 whom he frequently cites, elaborating on an ancient model of universal pneumatology that binds all substances and living creatures together in an unceasing exchange of spiritual influences.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Chapter 9 offers a postfoundationalist approach to pneumatology and the language of Spirit.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • After exploring in brief a number of classic theological topics (such as creation, Christology, pneumatology and eschatology) - topics to some of which he will return in later chapters - Clayton notes that the notion that we owe our existence to something radically different from ourselves is there whether we attribute our origin ultimately to random chance and material forces or to a divine eternal will (p.115).

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • After exploring in brief a number of classic theological topics (such as creation, Christology, pneumatology and eschatology) - topics to some of which he will return in later chapters - Clayton notes that the notion that we owe our existence to something radically different from ourselves is there whether we attribute our origin ultimately to random chance and material forces or to a divine eternal will (p.115).

    Adventures in the Spirit: Part Two

  • Chapter 9 offers a postfoundationalist approach to pneumatology and the language of Spirit.

    Adventures in the Spirit: Part Three

  • Ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology, eschatology, and pneumatology are expressive terms attached to various understandings or interpretations of God, or the acts of God.

    Philocrites: A religion still seeking definition.

  • Ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology, eschatology, and pneumatology are expressive terms attached to various understandings or interpretations of God, or the acts of God.

    Philocrites: A religion still seeking definition.

  • But the examination we have made of their real opinions shows that, however obviously this conclusion might flow from their pneumatology, it was not the expectation they cherished.

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life

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