noun the·ol·o·gy \thē-ˈä-lə-jē\

: the study of religious faith, practice, and experience : the study of God and God's relation to the world

: a system of religious beliefs or ideas

plural the·ol·o·gies

Full Definition of THEOLOGY

:  the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially :  the study of God and of God's relation to the world
a :  a theological theory or system <Thomist theology> <a theology of atonement>
b :  a distinctive body of theological opinion <Catholic theology>
:  a usually 4-year course of specialized religious training in a Roman Catholic major seminary

Examples of THEOLOGY

  1. He has an interest in theology and pastoral work.
  2. The bishop was opposed to the group's theology.

Origin of THEOLOGY

Middle English theologie, from Anglo-French, from Latin theologia, from Greek, from the- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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