theology

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noun the·ol·o·gy \thē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of theology

plural

theologies

  1. 1 :  the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially :  the study of God and of God's relation to the world

  2. 2a :  a theological theory or system <Thomist theology> <a theology of atonement>b :  a distinctive body of theological opinion <Catholic theology>

  3. 3 :  a usually 4-year course of specialized religious training in a Roman Catholic major seminary

Examples of theology in a sentence

  1. He has an interest in theology and pastoral work.

  2. The bishop was opposed to the group's theology.

Origin and Etymology of theology

Middle English theologie, from Anglo-French, from Latin theologia, from Greek, from the- + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 14th century

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THEOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

theology

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noun the·ol·o·gy \thē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of theology for English Language Learners

  • : 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


THEOLOGY Defined for Kids

theology

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noun the·ol·o·gy \thē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of theology for Students

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theologies

  1. :  the study and explanation of religious faith, practice, and experience


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