Pneumatology refers (normally) to the doctrine of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is one of the Persons of the Trinity, as fully Divine as the Father and the Son. It is through the work of the Spirit that Scripture was inspired, salvation is applied, and believers are being conformed to the image of Christ. While some theologians consider Pneumatology as a seperate division of study, not all do. Many cover the Person of the Spirit as an aspect of the doctrine of God (Theology Proper) and His work as an aspect of the doctrines of Scripture, Salvation, and the Church. Wherever you choose to place the study of the Holy Spirit, it is important to remember that you will never find the Holy Spirit working independently of the Father and the Son. The gifts, power, and wisdom that believers receive through the operations of the Spirit are never independent of the work of the Son or out of accordance with the plan of the Father.
Coming up next week… Anthropology