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pneumatology

An obsolete, nonspecific term for the “air” sciences, which encompassed anaesthesiology, artificial respiration, pulmonary physiology, oxygen therapy, respiratory therapy and others.

pneumatology

(nū″mă-tŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason]
The science of gases and air and their chemical properties and use in treatment.
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Between these two framing chapters, the author builds his arguments around three core concepts that help elucidate his notion of pneumatological finding.
Yong's pneumatological and eschatological proposal regarding divine action is certainly an important contribution to the divine action conversation; however, it may not fully account for all miracles.
It might be fundamentally pneumatological, occupying a spectral realm of relationality which forms, as Derrida notes, a possibility for something yet to come, a sense of "awaiting without the horizon of the wait" (65).
Nixon is right to comment on the absence from Hopkins' early efforts of "the sustaining ministry of the Holy Ghost in God's Grandeur," (12) but it is a poetic not an intellectual absence; Hopkins would, as a Tractarian, hardly have been unaware of such basic pneumatological teaching.
It cannot be equated with Descartes's animal spirits, the most subtle materials of the human body (though these grew out of Ficinian and other pneumatological traditions).
I have a more pneumatological understanding--seeing her in terms of spirit--but that's too heavy for some people to deal with.
In fact, lungs and soul, breath and spirit, are bracketed throughout the novel, as if a compound entity, and the constant coupling of pneumonic and pneumatological motifs results in an unusually physical eschatology, habitually presented in respiratory terms.
There seems to be a repeated loss of nerve which effectively denies even any pneumatological content of ecumenical gatherings (even if the presence of the Holy Spirit is invoked
This excessus, which is Bonaventure's equivalent of Dionysian unknowing, is a result of the pneumatological fire of love by which the mind is reformed by Christ: "When in love the soul embraces the incarnate Word, receiving delight from him and passing over to him in ecstatic love, it recovers its sense of taste and touch.
They are communitarian in style, pneumatological in ecclesiology, and more comprehensive in their doctrine of salvation.
In systematic theological terms, the volume describes Pentecostal mission in the pneumatological categories of power, healing, and restoration.
The Pentecostal principle, he says, is the pneumatological dynamic--the capacity of social existence to begin something new.