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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.
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We shall engage the pragmatic aspect as a kind of test of whether the rather theological or academic expressed vision should be modified to better express the current situation, which is captured by words as transition, post-colonial, undergoing a cultural turn, or sparkling with glimpses of a pneumatological turn.
Some subjects discussed are pneumatological Christology, the rise of Apostolic networks in the Netherlands, and Protestant interpretations of the Old Testament.
The question of what a Pentecostal eco-theology might actually look like has been attempted, and one position advanced in detail is a Pentecostal eco-theology from a pneumatological perspective.
Because of its failure to draw on the magisterium of other religions, Phan explains, the congregation is unable to see that the hand of the Spirit was active in some of those religions even before the incarnation of Jesus Christ and is active in their salvific symbols today Only through a pneumatological Christology, one that learns from the messianic representations in Buddhism, Hinduism and the other religions, will the church come to a full understanding of Jesus Christ as savior.
Staniloae underlines that 'the orthodox mystic has a christological and ecclesial (pneumatological) nature" (Frunza 2016, 109).
My own proposal (developed elsewhere) has been that such a theological approach should be distinctively pneumatological, following out of the Day of Pentecost metaphor that understands the many tongues inspired by the Spirit as also heralding the witnesses of the many faiths and the many scientific disciplines.
highlights the limitations of the Western theological tradition's approach to providence, citing a "pneumatological deficit" as the reason.
Such a stance often illumines themes, as in the chapter on communion (which contrasts pneumatological perspectives from renewal theologians with that of Calvin) or in the chapter on the Scriptures (which sheds light on renewal views of hermeneutics).
This book provides many fascinating examples of the application of Yong's pneumatological method, all the while cyclically providing particular topics for his continued revision of that method.
He proposes a boldly pneumatological approach to theology and Christian discipleship that will particularly stimulate readers who are interested in the intersection between imagination, faith, theology, and the arts.
His topics include divine presence in pneumatological perspective, the world and becoming human in East Asian Buddhism, a comparative Christian-Buddhist anthropology, Eastern Orthodoxy and the desert tradition of spirituality, Buddhaghosa and the Theravada tradition of self-renunciation, Pentecostal demonologies and the Asian context, Buddhist traditions of the demonic, and skillful means and the transformation of the middle way.
Drawing on several current theological and biblical investigations, Karkkainen re-contextualizes the setting for the doctrine of justification, reconsiders the current biblical understanding of justification, explores ecumenical advances in relating the Lutheran doctrine of justification to Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions, examines the relationship of justification to the work of justice and liberation, and seeks to reconstruct a more balanced pneumatological account of justification.