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TitleBook of Mormon Pneumatology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsThomas, John Christophe
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Type of ArticleNotes
KeywordsDivinity; Holy Ghost; Names; Nature; Pneumatology; Prophecy; Title

Despite the fact that the Book of Mormon contains frequent mentions of the Spirit by a variety of names and titles, little attention has been devoted to the pneumatology of the Book of Mormon. This study seeks to identify the broad contours of Book of Mormon pneumatology based on the claims of the book itself. The categories examined include the divinity, nature, and form of the Holy Ghost; the Holy Ghost and prophecy; the Holy Ghost and power; the Holy Ghost’s influence on individuals; the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues; the communication of the Holy Ghost; and the Spirit’s striving with “man”; as well as other dimensions of the book’s pneumatology.