Pneumatology – The Beginner’s Theological Vocabularium


“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”—John 14:26

The word “Pneumatology” comes from the Greek word πνεῦμα or pneuma, meaning spirit (or breath or wind) and the Greek word  λόγος or logos, meaning word or thought (which is where we get the English word logic). So in essence it refers to the study of the Holy Spirit.

In studying the Holy Spirit the following questions are answered…

  • Who or what is the Holy Spirit?
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?
  • What relation does the Holy Spirit have with the other members of the Trinity?
  • What should be our relationship with the Holy Spirit?
  • Why is blaspheming the Holy Spirit the only unforgivable sin?