pneumatology
noun Etymology: New Latin pneumatologia, from Greek pneumat-, pneuma + New Latin -logia -logy Date: 1678 the study of spiritual beings or phenomena

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  • Pneumatology — is the study of spiritual beings and phenomena, especially the interactions between humans and God. Pneuma (πνεύμα) is Greek for breath , which metaphorically describes a non material being or influence. World Book Dictionary defines pneumatology …   Wikipedia

  • Pneumatology — Pneu ma*tol o*gy, n. [Pneumato + logy: cf. F. pneumatologie.] 1. The doctrine of, or a treatise on, air and other elastic fluids. See {Pneumatics}, 1. [1913 Webster] 2. (Philos. & Theol.) The science of spiritual being or phenomena of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumatology — [no͞o΄mə täl′ə jē, nyo͞o΄mə täl′ə jē] n. [ PNEUMATO + LOGY] Theol. 1. the study of spirits or spiritual phenomena 2. any doctrine on the Holy Spirit pneumatologic [no͞o΄mətə läj′ik, nyo͞o΄mətə läj′ik] adj. pneumatological …   English World dictionary

  • pneumatology — pneumatologic /noo mat l oj ik, nyoo , nooh meuh tl , nyooh /, pneumatological, adj. pneumatologist, n. /nooh meuh tol euh jee, nyooh /, n. 1. Theol. a. doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit. b. the belief in intermediary spirits between humans and …   Universalium

  • pneumatology — noun a) The study of spiritual beings and phenomena, especially the interactions between humans and God. b) The study of the Holy Spirit as revealed in Scripture. See Also: pneumatological, pneumatologist …   Wiktionary

  • pneumatology — (or pneumatics ) Term used by D’Alembert in the Discours préliminaire de l’encyclopédie for the study of spirits and souls, including those of God and angels …   Philosophy dictionary

  • pneumatology — pneu·ma·tol·o·gy .n(y)ü mə täl ə jē n, pl gies a science dealing with the medical uses of air and gases …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumatology — That area of theology which deals with the doctrine of the Holy Spirit (from the Greek pneuma, meaning ‘breath’ or ‘spirit’) …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • pneumatology — n. doctrine regarding the Holy Spirit; belief in intermediate spirits and interactions between human beings and God (Theology); study of spirits and spiritual beings; psychology (Archaic); pneumatics, branch of physics dealing with mechanical… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pneumatology — noun the branch of Christian theology concerned with the Holy Ghost and other spiritual concepts. Derivatives pneumatological adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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