Theology proper is the sub-discipline of systematic theology which deals specifically with the being, attributes and works of God. In Christian theology, and within the Trinitarian setting, this includes Paterology (the study of God the Father),[1] Christology (the study of Jesus Christ) and Pneumatology (the study of the Holy Spirit).[2]

See also




  • Barackman, Floyd H. (2001). Practical Christian Theology: Examining the Great Doctrines of the Faith (4th ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications.
  • Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti, ed. (2010). Holy Spirit and Salvation: The Sources of Christian Theology. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.