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 (no͞o′mə-tŏl′ə-jē, nyo͞o′-)
1. The doctrine or study of spiritual beings and phenomena, especially the belief in spirits intervening between humans and God.
2. The Christian doctrine of the Holy Ghost.

pneu′ma·to·log′ic (-tə-lŏj′ĭk), pneu′ma·to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pneu′ma·tol′o·gist n.


1. (Theology) the branch of theology concerned with the Holy Ghost and other spiritual beings
2. (Psychology) an obsolete name for psychology1
3. (General Physics) an obsolete term for pneumatics
pneumatological adj
ˌpneumaˈtologist n


(ˌnu məˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌnyu-)

1. doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit.
2. the doctrine or study of spiritual beings.
3. Archaic. psychology.
pneu`mat•o•log′ic (-mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪk) pneu`ma•to•log′i•cal, adj.
pneu′ma•tol′o•gist, n.


1. Theology. the belief in intermediary spirits between men and God, as angels.
2. the doctrine or theory of spiritual beings. — pneumatologist, n.
See also: Spirits and Spiritualism
1. the doctrines concerning the Holy Spirit.
2. the belief in spiritual beings, as angels, between men and God. — pneumatologist, n. — pneumatologic, pneumatological, adj.
See also: Christianity
the doctrine or theory of spiritual beings. — pneumatologist, n.pneumatologic, pneumatological, adj.
See also: Religion
References in classic literature ?
And, therefore, their all hitting upon this is a striking fact in pneumatology, which we recommend to the attention of spiritual media generally.
Greater constructive engagement in Pneumatology and eschatology, however, would have been useful.
For many, this book could serve as a clarion call for a radical departure from the status quo--a conscious move to embrace a new multicultural hermeneutic and theological discourse liberated from the confines of white American evangelicals but centered in a pneumatology that brings unity to diversity.
Amos Yong, Pneumatology and the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue: Does the Spirit Blow through the Middle Way?
The theology of the Holy Spirit is called pneumatology.
Drawing upon the ecumenical creeds, particularly from the Third Article of the Apostles Creed and the four marks of the church in the Nicene Creed, Peterson begins to define the identity of the church in relation to pneumatology.
A distinct focus on Pneumatology is one of the salient features of TTL.
Then he offers a theological synthesis, encompassing Pauline eschatology, ecclesiology, Christology, pneumatology, and trinitarian theology.
Descartes, of course, is considered in some detail but most of the chapter focuses on tensions between the physics and the metaphysics of "soul" and the proper subject matter of Pneumatology.
Siecienski's opening chapter, "The Procession of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament," explores the biblical foundations of the doctrine with special reference to pneumatology and key filioquist texts, such as John 15:26.
Tan emphasizes the importance of understanding scripture and basic Christian theology (the usual categories of Christology, pneumatology, etc).
4) to pneumatology (the doctrine of the Spirit), in particular to the Spirit's relationship to the sacraments (sacramentology) and to faith as a means of knowledge (epistemology).