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Theological Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    theological adj : of or relating to or concerning theology; "theological seminar"
Theological Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Theological \The`o*log"ic*al\, a. [L. theologicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. th['e]ologique.] Of or pertaining to theology, or the science of God and of divine things; as, a theological treatise. -- The`o*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
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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.

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* Men are doubtful and skeptical about the Church they suspect and dislike the clergy they are impatient of theological systems but for Jesus Christ, as he stand out to view in the sacred pages, as they dimly realize him in their own best selves, as they catch faint traces of him in the lives of his saints, they have no other sentiments than those of respect and affection. - Herbert Hensley Henson


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