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


  • Liberation theology rooted in Bible, Christ, Father Gutierrez says
    Liberation theology, which interprets the teachings of Christ in relation to liberation from unjust social, economic and political conditions, is rooted in the Bible and the life of Jesus, said the priest who developed the concept nearly 50 years ago. Read more on this news related to 'Theology'
  • Mark Dyer, Episcopal bishop and theology professor, dies at 84
    Bishop Dyer was originally ordained a Catholic priest before entering the Episcopal Church. Read more on this news related to 'Theology'
  • Theology in the trenches: Attitude
    Attitude. It’s one big powerful word that seems to permeate everything these days. That’s what attracted me to the Bible study, “The Beatitudes.” Read more on this news related to 'Theology'

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