Details for Spirit and Church

This unit examines historical and modern formulations in pneumatology, with an emphasis on Pentecostal perspectives. It also explores the nature and ministry of the Spirit-filled Church.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE503
  • Credit points: 10
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The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Spirit and Church

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

Unit Content


  1. Describe and appraise historical developments of pneumatology, including the filioque controversy;
  2. Explain and evaluate contemporary theologies of the Spirit;
  3. Explain the development of Pentecostal pneumatology and appraise key distinctives, including the theology of baptism in the Spirit;
  4. Assess implications drawn from 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. The Holy Spirit and Scripture
  2. Pneumatology in Early Church Tradition
  3. The Holy Spirit in Person
  4. Early Pentecostal Pneumatology
  5. Contemporary Pneumatologies
  6. Spirit Baptism
  7. Spiritual Gifts
  8. Spirit and Church
  9. Pentecostal Pneumatology and Ecumenical Dialogue
  10. Holy Spirit and Spiritual Formation

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 + 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

  • Forums (20%)
  • Essay (40%)
  • Report (40%)