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.

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

  2. theologynoun

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

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

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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. H. L. Mencken:

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

  2. Larry Pratt:

    Christian doctrine teaches that man is fallen. He's sinful and our natural tendency is to do bad things, so, especially in a church, we ought to be alert to the fact that there might be a dirt bag on the loose. ... To try to assume that no defense is a good defense is a lousy theology.

  3. Marcus Yoder:

    Many people in the community feel helpless, but they also realize the power of prayer and the power of our historic theology.

  4. Christopher Morley:

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

  5. Michael Horton:

    Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism.

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