Definitions for neology
niˈɒl ə dʒine·ol·o·gy
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neologism, neology, coinagenoun
a newly invented word or phrase
neologism, neology, coinagenoun
the act of inventing a word or phrase
The study or art of neologizing (creating new words).
The act of introducing a new word into a language
The holding of novel or rational religious views
Neology ("study of new [things]") was the name given to the rationalist theology of Germany or the rationalisation of the Christian religion. It was preceded by slightly less radical Wolffism. Chambers English Dictionary of 1872 adds the application of this term specifically to new theological doctrines, especially those arising from German Rationalism: which would have been by those who deprecated them. The Swedish encyclopaedia Nationalencyklopedin defines neology as a type of Protestant theology during the second half of 18th century, to large extent formed by ideas from the Enlightenment including British deism.According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, neology was based on the downplaying of revelation, fulfillment of biblical prophecies, and miracles, in favor of reason as the most important tool for understanding God. Important figures were the philosopher Christian Wolff (1679–1754) and theologian Johann Salomo Semler (1725–1791). Neology dominated Lutheranism during the late 18th century.
Neology is the process of creating new words or phrases, or giving new meanings to existing words or phrases in a particular language. It is commonly seen in fields like technology, science, and culture that frequently evolve and grow.
the introduction of a new word, or of words or significations, into a language; as, the present nomenclature of chemistry is a remarkable instance of neology
a new doctrine; esp. (Theol.), a doctrine at variance with the received interpretation of revealed truth; a new method of theological interpretation; rationalism
Etymology: [Neo- + -logy: cf. F. nologie.]
Neology, the name given to the rationalist theology of Germany or the rationalisation of the Christian religion. It was preceded by slightly less radical Wolffism.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nē-ol′o-ji, n. the introduction of new words, or new senses of old words, into a language: (theol.) new doctrines, esp. German rationalism.—n. Neolō′gian.—adjs. Neolog′ic, -al, pertaining to neology: using new words.—adv. Neolog′ically.—v.i. Neol′ogise, to introduce new words or doctrines.—ns. Neol′ogism, a new word, phrase, or doctrine: the use of old words in a new sense; Neol′ogist, one who introduces new words or senses: one who introduces new doctrines in theology.—adjs. Neologis′tic, -al. [Gr. neos, new, logos, word.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given to the rationalist theology of Germany or the rationalisation of the Christian religion.
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The numerical value of neology in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of neology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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