I was doing some research on Pnumology philosophy (Theological [JP2] Philosophy class) that I plan to publish as one of my many books, and am getting a lot of medical articles, so it got me to wondering why I'm getting information on respiratory, and pulmonary care. What are some great explanations/examples for this philosophical school of thought?

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    Because pneumology, a.k.a. pulmonology, is the study of the respiratory system, and "pnumology" is likely misspelled. Perhaps you had in mind phenomenology or something else.
    – Conifold
    Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 8:16

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The word you're looking for is pneumatology, the study of the Holy Spirit. Pneumatology and (the somewhat archaic) pneumology share the same Greek root 'pneum', meaning breath or wind; the first usage is metaphorical (Spirit as the breath of life) while the second is literal (the medical study of the pulmonary organs). Confusing, yes...

  • Today I learned! Great factoid.
    – user4894
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 2:05

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