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Meaning of THEOLOGY

Pronunciation:  thee'âlujee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary); "he studied theology at Oxford"
  2. [n]  the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
  3. [n]  a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"

THEOLOGY is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: divinity, theological system
 See Also: apologetics, bailiwick, branch of knowledge, Christian theology, discipline, eschatology, field, field of study, hermeneutics, homiletics, learned profession, liturgics, liturgiology, natural theology, study, subject, subject area, subject field, system, system of rules, theodicy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 laws
and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the
duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly
understood) ``the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures,
the systematic exhibition of revealed truth, the science of
Christian faith and life.''

      Many speak of theology as a science of religion
      [instead of ``science of God''] because they disbelieve
      that there is any knowledge of God to be attained.
                                               --Prof. R.
                                               Flint (Enc.

      Theology is ordered knowledge; representing in the
      region of the intellect what religion represents in the
      heart and life of man.                   --Gladstone.

{Ascetic theology}, {Natural theology}. See {Ascetic},

{Moral theology}, that phase of theology which is concerned
   with moral character and conduct.

{Revealed theology}, theology which is to be learned only
   from revelation.

{Scholastic theology}, theology as taught by the scholastics,
   or as prosecuted after their principles and methods.

{Speculative theology}, theology as founded upon, or
   influenced by, speculation or metaphysical philosophy.

{Systematic theology}, that branch of theology of which the
   aim is to reduce all revealed truth to a series of
   statements that together shall constitute an organized
   whole. --E. G. Robinson (Johnson's Cyc.).

Computing Dictionary

1. Ironically or humorously used to refer to religious issues.

2. Technical fine points of an abstruse nature, especially those where the resolution is of theoretical interest but is relatively marginal with respect to actual use of a design or system. Used especially around software issues with a heavy AI or language-design component, such as the smart-data vs. smart-programs dispute in AI.

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