Definition of Theology

1. Noun. The rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth.




2. Noun. A particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings. "Roman Catholic theology"
Exact synonyms: Theological System
Generic synonyms: System, System Of Rules
Category relationships: Divinity
Specialized synonyms: Christian Theology, Liberation Theology, Natural Theology
Examples of category: Emanation, Procession, Rise, Foreordain, Predestinate, Predestine, Reprobate, Reveal
Derivative terms: Theological, Theologist

3. Noun. The learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary). "He studied theology at Oxford"
Generic synonyms: Learned Profession
Category relationships: Divinity
Derivative terms: Theological, Theologist

Definition of Theology

1. n. 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."

Definition of Theology

1. Noun. The study of God, or a god, or gods, and the truthfulness of religion in general. ¹

2. Noun. An organized method of interpreting spiritual works and beliefs into practical form. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Theology

1. the study of religion [n -GIES]

Medical Definition of Theology

1. 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." "Many speak of theology as a science of religion [instead of "science of God"] because they disbelieve that there is any knowledge of God to be attained." (Prof. R. Flint (Enc. Brit)) "Theology is ordered knowledge; representing in the region of the intellect what religion represents in the heart and life of man." (Gladstone) Ascetic theology, Natural theology. See Ascetic, Natural. Moral theology, that phase of theology which is concerned with moral character and conduct. Revealed theology, theology which is to be learned only from revelation. Scholastic theology, theology as taught by the scholastics, or as prosecuted after their principles and methods. Speculative theology, theology as founded upon, or influenced by, speculation or metaphysical philosophy. Systematic theology, that branch of theology of which the aim is to reduce all revealed truth to a series of statements that together shall constitute an organised whole. Origin: L. Theologia, Gr.; God + discourse: cf. F. Theologie. See Theism, and Logic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Theology

theologising
theologist
theologists
theologization
theologize
theologized
theologizer
theologizers
theologizes
theologizing
theologoumena
theologoumenon
theologs
theologue
theologues
theology (current term)
theomachies
theomachist
theomachists
theomachy
theomancy
theomania
theomaniac
theomaniacs
theomanias
theomatics
theomonism
theomorphism
theonellamide
theonellamides

Literary usage of Theology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1901)
"THE theology OF THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS. I. INTRODUCTORY. THERE are those to whom the title of this paper will seem to rest on a false assumption. ..."

2. The Christian Pastor and the Working Church by Washington Gladden (1898)
"Pastoral theology is a department of Practical theology, which Cave describes as ... 2 Practical theology is variously divided. It includes:. Church Polity. ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Chalmers by Thomas Chalmers (1840)
"CHAPTER I. On the Distinction between the Ethics of theology and the Objects of ... OOR first remark on the science of theology is, that the objects of it, ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Chalmers by Thomas Chalmers (1841)
"OUR first remark on the science of theology is, that the objects of it, by their remoteness, and by their elevation, seem to be inaccessible. ..."

5. A Short Introduction to the Literature of the Bible by Richard Green Moulton (1901)
"INTRODUCTION THE LITERARY STUDY OF THE BIBLE AS DISTINCT FROM theology AND CRITICISM IT is a purpose of this book to distinguish what will be here called ..."

6. Horæ Hellenicæ: Essays and Discussion on Some Important Points of Greek by John Stuart Blackie (1874)
"The theology of the Homeric poems is not the theology of an individual, but of an age; and this altogether irrespective of ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Theology on Dictionary.com!Search for Theology on Thesaurus.com!Search for Theology on Google!Search for Theology on Wikipedia!