Details for Pneumatology

This unit explores central elements of Pentecostal spirituality and theology.  It engages critically with the experience and doctrine of baptism in the Holy Spirit, and considers the importance of the Spirit for our understanding of the nature and mission of the church.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE204
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Robyn Wrigley-Carr


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Pneumatology

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Describe key biblical and historical developments of pneumatology, including the filioque controversy;
  2. Analyse contemporary theologies of the spirit;
  3. Explain the development of Pentecostal pneumatology and appraise key distinctives including spirit baptism and spiritual gifts;
  4. Understand the relationship between pneumatology and ecclesiology and discriminate between alternate conceptions of the church;
  5. Relate pneumatology to ecumenism and engage in ecumenical dialogue.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to Pentecostalism and Pentecostal Pneumatology
  2. Pentecostal Philosophy and Epistemology
  3. Pneumatology in Early Christian Tradition
  4. Contemporary Pneumatologies
  5. Early Pentecostal Pneumatology
  6. Pentecostal Hermeneutics
  7. Spirit Baptism
  8. Glossolalia and Spiritual Gifts
  9. The Pentecostal Dialogue with Moltmann
  10. Pentecostal Ecclesiology and Pneumatology
  11. Pentecostal Pneumatology in Ecumenical Dialogue

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Book Review (20%)
  • Major Essay (40%)
  • Report (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided