Definition of theology
1 : the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially : the study of God and of God's relation to the world
3 : a usually 4-year course of specialized religious training in a Roman Catholic major seminary
Examples of theology in a Sentence
He has an interest in theology and pastoral work.
The bishop was opposed to the group's theology.
Recent Examples of theology from the Web
Thurston traces in detail the ways that Boko Haram’s theology evolved over time and shows that Boko Haram’s leadership separated itself from the mainstream of northern Nigerian Salafi thought after 2009.
Sanders lecturing a prospective government appointee on theology, and branding a man as hateful for his beliefs demonstrates a stunning misunderstanding of the nature of faith, and of the Constitution.
The debate is fueled by the departure of two long-time theology teachers, whose contracts were not renewed for the coming school year, and mirrors our recent presidential election with divisions running along multiple conservative and liberal lines.
The debate gained attention earlier this year after the school told longtime theology teachers Martin Dybicz and Jim Hogan, who have about 60 years of teaching between them, that their contracts would not be renewed.
Born in Anderson, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, his mother was a public school teacher and his father a Church of God minister who taught theology at Anderson University.
Coptic Christians base their theology on the teachings of the Apostle Mark, who introduced Christianity to Egypt, according to the St. Takla Church in Alexandria, the capital of Coptic Christianity.
Some evangelicals have been influenced by dispensationalism, a theology that promotes a literal reading of biblical prophecy.
The council said the government was watering down Islamic theology in its approach.
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Origin and Etymology of theology
Middle English theologie, from Anglo-French, from Latin theologia, from Greek, from the- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
THEOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of theology for Students
: the study and explanation of religious faith, practice, and experience
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