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
What the Da Vinci Code was to Christian theology, Louise Mensch is to James Madison’s handiwork.
The story is well known: A young crown prince sent to study theology and philosophy at one of Europe’s finest universities, Hamlet rushes home to Denmark when his father dies suddenly.
Held will begin working at Marquette University High School in the fall, helping in campus ministry and teaching theology classes.
Uhlorn also studied theology and liturgy, which is the order of the service and includes prayers, music and distribution of the sacraments.
Over the years, Adams has racked up impressive list of credentials in the study of theology, receiving honorary degrees and awards from Wayne State University and Harvard.
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.
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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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