Theology

  • 1 Theology — The*ol o*gy, n.; pl. {Theologies}. [L. theologia, Gr. ?; ? God + ? discourse: cf. F. th[ e]ologie. See {Theism}, and {Logic}.] The science of God or of religion; the science which treats of the existence, character, and attributes of God, his… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Theology —    Theology (from the Greek theologia, which means the science of God ) was much studied in Byzantium (q.v.). Among the topics considered were the nature of God (the Trinity), the relationship of Christ s human and divine natures, and the meaning …

    Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • 3 theology — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. theologie philosophical treatment of Christian doctrine (14c.), from L. theologia, from Gk. theologia an account of the gods, from theologos one discoursing on the gods, from theos god (see THEA (Cf. Thea)) + logos… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 theology — ► NOUN (pl. theologies) 1) the study of God and religious belief. 2) religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed. DERIVATIVES theological adjective theologically adverb theologist noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 theology — [thē äl′ə jē] n. pl. theologies [ME theologie < LL(Ec) theologia < Gr: see THEO & LOGY] 1. the study of religious doctrines and matters of divinity; specif., the study of God and the relations between God, humankind, and the universe 2. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Theology — Theological studies redirects here. For the academic journal, see Theological Studies. Albert the Great (1193/1206–1280), patron saint of Roman Catholic theologians …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 theology — /thee ol euh jee/, n., pl. theologies. 1. the field of study and analysis that treats of God and of God s attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity. 2. a particular form, system, branch, or… …

    Universalium

  • 8 THEOLOGY — Introduction Defined by Richard Hooker, the Renaissance theologian, as the science of things divine, theology (from the Greek word theos, God, and logos, word, doctrine ) is a sustained, rational discourse on god , His nature, His relationship to …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 9 theology —    Since the Second Vatican Council (1962–5), theology in Spain has evolved from the highly traditional and conservative to the pluralistic. The majority of interventions by the Spanish bishops in the Council debates showed up the poverty of… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • 10 theology — In the narrowest sense, the study of the knowledge of God; but more widely, in modern usage, the rational account of a religion as serviced by a range of subdisciplines which include the study of sacred texts, ethics, doctrine, history, and… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 11 Theology — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Religious Knowledge. < N PARAG:Theology >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 theology theology =>(natural and revealed) Sgm: N 1 theogony theogony theosophy Sgm: N 1 divinity divinity Sgm: N 1 hagiology hagiology hagiography …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 theology — UK [θɪˈɒlədʒɪ] / US [θɪˈɑlədʒɪ] noun Word forms theology : singular theology plural theologies 1) [uncountable] the study of God and religion He studied theology in Vienna for three years. 2) [countable/uncountable] a set of religious beliefs… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 theology — noun (plural gies) Etymology: Middle English theologie, from Anglo French, from Latin theologia, from Greek, from the + logia logy Date: 14th century 1. the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially the study of God and of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 theology — [[t]θiɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] theologies 1) N UNCOUNT Theology is the study of the nature of God and of religion and religious beliefs. ...questions of theology. Derived words: theological [[t]θi͟ːəlɒ̱ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ usu ADJ n ...theological books. 2) N… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 theology — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dogmatic, liberal, traditional ▪ moral, natural, practical, systematic ▪ biblical …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 theology — the|ol|o|gy [θiˈɔlədʒi US θiˈa: ] n plural theologies 1.) [U] the study of religion and religious ideas and beliefs ▪ He studied theology at college. 2.) [U and C] a particular system of religious beliefs and ideas ▪ According to Muslim theology… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 theology — the|ol|o|gy [ θi alədʒi ] noun 1. ) uncount the study of God and religion: He studied theology in Vienna for three years. 2. ) count or uncount a set of religious beliefs: Catholic/Islamic theology …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 theology — noun 1 (U) the study of religion and religious ideas and beliefs: He studied theology at college. 2 (C, U) a particular system of religious beliefs and ideas: According to Muslim theology there is only one God. theological, adjective: theological …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 theology — The systematic study of religious beliefs and systems of thinking about God (or gods), often from within a given tradition, such as Judaism or Catholicism. Theology is not far removed from philosophy and the sociology of religion when… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 20 theology —    This word (from the Greek theos, meaning God, and logos, meaning word ) refers to the systematic study ofGod and all creation in relation to God, especially in light of Revelation as presented in the Scriptures and Tradition. The study of… …

    Glossary of theological terms