What does Theology mean?

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θiˈɒl ə dʒiThe·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theology, divinitynoun

    the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

  2. theology, theological systemnoun

    a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings

    "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"

  3. theologynoun

    the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary)

    "he studied theology at Oxford"

Wiktionary

  1. theologynoun

    The study of God, or a god, or gods, and the truthfulness of religion in general.

  2. theologynoun

    An organized method of interpreting spiritual works and beliefs into practical form.

  3. Etymology: From theologie, teologie, from theologia, from θεολογία,see.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. THEOLOGYnoun

    Divinity.

    Etymology: theologie, Fr. ϑεολογία.

    The whole drift of the scripture of God, what is it but only to teach theology? Theology, what is it but the science of things divine? Richard Hooker, b. iii.

    She was most dear to the king in regard of her knowledge in languages, in theology, and in philosophy. John Hayward.

    The oldest writers of theology were of this mind. John Tillotson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theologynoun

    the science of God or of religion; the science which treats of the existence, character, and attributes of God, his laws and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly understood) "the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures, the systematic exhibition of revealed truth, the science of Christian faith and life."

Freebase

  1. Theology

    Theology is the systematic and rational study of concepts of God and its influences and of the nature of religious truths, or the learned profession acquired by completing specialized training in religious studies, usually at a university or school of divinity or seminary.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Theology

    thē-ol′ō-ji, n. the science which treats of God, and of man's duty to Him—Natural, as discoverable by the light of reason alone; or Positive or Revealed, based on the study of divine revelation.—ns. Theol′ogaster (-gas-), a shallow fellow who pretends to a knowledge of theology; Theol′ogate (-gāt), the course of study for R.C. priests; Theol′oger, a theologian; Theolō′gian, one well versed in theology: a divine, a professor of or writer on divinity, esp. in R.C. usage, a theological lecturer attached to a cathedral church—also Theolō′gus (-gus).—adjs. Theolog′ic, -al, pertaining to theology or divinity.—adv. Theolog′ically.—n. Theolog′ics, theological disputation.—v.t. Theol′ogise, to render theological.—v.i. to make a system of theology.—ns. Theol′ogiser, one who theologises; Theol′ogist, a student in the science of theology: a theologian; Thē′ologue (-log), a theologian, esp. a theological student. [Gr. theologiatheos, God, logos, a treatise.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Theology

    the science which treats of God, particularly as He manifests Himself in His relation to man in nature, reason, or revelation.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. theology

    1. A hideous juggernaut to whose wheels cling the blood and bone and the flattened flesh of a million dead emotions. 2. Not what we know about God, but what we do not know about Nature. 3. Obsolete psychology, or the arbitrary rule of a Theos or god. 4. An engine planned for the purpose of bewildering humanity. 5. Self-deceived egotism, hiding behind the name of Deity. 6. Antique and obsolete philosophy. 7. The science of a non-existent, all-powerful, all-wise and all-loving nix.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. theology

    1. Ironically or humorously used to refer to religious issues. 2. Technical fine points of an abstruse nature, esp. those where the resolution is of theoretical interest but is relatively marginal with respect to actual use of a design or system. Used esp. around software issues with a heavy AI or language-design component, such as the smart-data vs. smart-programs dispute in AI.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Theology

    The study of religion and religious belief, or a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings (from online Cambridge Dictionary of American English, 2000 and WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database, 1997)

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Theology' in Nouns Frequency: #2775

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Theology in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Theology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Theology in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Morley:

    My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

  2. Foad Izadi:

    In the Assembly of Experts the principalists( hardliners) lost seats. That part is more complicated because the people sitting there are theologians, jurists not necessarily politicians, but they do have a lot of power, in the Shi’ite theology the leader is not infallible.

  3. Dr. Barnes Mawrie:

    2.“Life is like a traffic jam. You’ve got to be patient and wait on till an opportunity comes for you to drive ahead”. 3.“Life is like an onion, the deeper you peel into it the more tears it brings to your eyes”. 4.“Never wait for the best time to do good because good can be done best any time”. 5.“Think creatively, plan minutely and act resolutely and success is sure to come your way”. 6.“All intelligent persons are not successful but all successful people are intelligent”. 7.“Winners are those who act on their dreams but losers are those who dream of their acts”. 8.“Learning to accept defeat is the first step towards victory”. 9.“People who complain about their life are like beggars sitting on a heap of gold”. 10.“Theology is the study of God but not all theologians discover God”. 11. “One who discerns God’s will is treading on the path of salvation”. 12.“Environmental pollution is the most deadly sin because it springs from lack of concern and absence of love for the other”. 13.“Do not be afraid of enemies who criticize you but beware of friends who secretly despise you”. 14.“The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that the former sees the dusk while the latter sees the dawn”. 15.“Religious fanaticism is the religion of the most irreligious and Godless people”. 16.“He who says only my religion is good, is putting a fence around God’s goodness and is guilty of God manipulation”. 17.“Too much religiosity is bad for the soul as too much food is bad for the body. Religious excessiveness is the breeding ground of fanaticism”. 18.“A religion that does not teach love of neighbour is either a bad religion or no religion at all”. 19.“A community is not an addition of number but a multiplication of love”. 20.“The three most important components of an ideal community are: the head to think and plan, the heart to forgive and love and the hands to serve and care”. 21.“Peace is a rare commodity which can be bought only through love”. 22.“Personal freedom is not a privilege to be misused but a responsibility to be carried out”. 23.“True love starts with perception and ends in compassion”. 24.“A good ship is tested in stormy weather so too true friendship is tested in difficult times”. 25.“Every tree cut down is oxygen lost and life endangered”. 26.“Wars are the darkest spots in human history and the height of human folly”. 27.“There is no greater fool than the one who does not know himself”. 28.“There is no greater folly than the failure to grab opportunities in life”. 29.“An education that does not form the heart leads to deviation of character”. 30.“Education that does not open the mind and heart of a person is a self defeating endeavour”. 31.“Education begins in the womb and ends in the tomb”.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.

  5. Franklin Graham:

    The younger pastors – so many are caught up in the pop culture, and the pastor in a church is more about being cool, we’re beginning to put theology in the back seat and I ’m concerned about the church.

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