Theology

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Theology Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary); "he studied theology at Oxford"
  • the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
  • a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth ,
  • a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology" ,
  • the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary); "he studied theology at Oxford"

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Theology Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Theology is the study of one or more religions ("Theo-" means God in Greek and "-logy" is study, which makes it "God study" or "study of God"). Somebody who studies theology is called a theologian. Books or ideas about theology are called theological.

Theology may be studied for many reasons. Some people study theology to better understand their own religion, while other people study theology so that they can compare religions.

The word ‘theology’ was first used to describe the study of God in Christianity but some now use it to describe the study of religion generally, but not everyone agrees that it is right to do so. Some people use the words 'comparative theology' when they want to mean discussing the theology of more than one religion at once.

During the High Middle Ages, it was thought that theology was the highest subject learned in universities. Theology at that time was named "The Queen of the Sciences". There was a plan for young men to study easy subjects and then harder subjects. The easiest subjects were called the Trivium. The next harder subjects were called the Quadrivium. Finally, young men were expected to study theology. This meant that the other subjects existed primarily to help with theological thought.



'Theology' example sentence in quotations


* The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth. - Harry Emerson Fosdick


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Theology Sample Sentences in News


  • Blackfriars Hall Offering New Scholarship
    Blackfriars Hall in Oxford is offering a scholarship in theology and religion, philosophy and theology, or theology and oriental studies to a suitable candidate who has already completed an undergraduate degree. Read more on this news related to 'Theology'
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    HICKORY, N.C. — As part of its 2014-15 Speaker Series, the Lenoir-Rhyne University Institute for Faith and Learning welcomes Lee C. Camp to campus on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in Grace Chapel. Camp Read more on this news related to 'Theology'
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    Each year, The School of Theology at the University of the South hosts a renowned speaker at its annual DuBose Lectures. These lectures are endowed by an initial gift from Jack C. Graves and substantially increased by Margaret A. Chisholm. Read more on this news related to 'Theology'

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