Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Theological'
adj : of or relating to or concerning theology; "theological
- Theological \The`o*log"ic*al\, a. [L. theologicus, Gr. ?: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to theology, or the science of God and of
divine things; as, a theological treatise. --
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Theological'
Theology is the rational and systematic study of religion. Theology deals with particular systems or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology" Academic Theology is the learned profession acquired by those involved in specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary.)
Augustine of Hippo defined the Latin equivalent, theologia, as "reasoning or discussion concerning the Deity"; Theologians use various forms of analysis and argument (philosophical, ethnographic, historical, spiritual and others) to help understand, explain, test, critique, defend or promote any of myriad religious topics. Theology might be undertaken to help the theologian
Theology translates into English the Greek theologia (θεολογία) (from theos (θεός) meaning god and logos (λόγος) meaning word, discourse, or reasoning, plus the abstract substantive suffix ia), which had passed into Latin as theologia and into French as théologie. The English equivalent "theology" (Theologie, Teologye) had evolved by 1362. The sense the word has in English depends in large part on the sense the Latin and Greek equivalents had acquired in Patristic and medieval Christian usage, though the English term has now spread beyond Christian contexts.[See more about Theological at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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