What is theology?

  • (noun): The learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary).
    Example: "He studied theology at Oxford"
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Theology

Theology (from Ancient Greek Θεός meaning "God" and λόγος, -logy, meaning "study of") is the systematic and rational study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truths, or the learned profession acquired by completing specialized training in religious studies, usually at a university or school of divinity or seminary.

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Ascetical Theology
... Ascetical theology is the organized study or presentation of spiritual teachings found in Christian Scripture and the Church Fathers that help the faithful to more ... The term ascetical theology is used primarily in Catholic theology the Eastern Orthodox use distinct terms (see below) and other religious traditions conceive of following Christ or God ...
Christianity In Korea - Growth of Christianity - Minjung Theology
... years, this struggle has taken the form of Minjung theology ... Minjung theology is based on the "image of God" concept expressed in Genesis 126–27, but also incorporates the traditional Korean feeling of han, a word that has no exact ... Minjung theology depicts commoners in Korean history as the rightful masters of their own destiny ...
Theology - Criticism - General Criticism
... Charles Darwin used theology to show that in Darwin's opinion living organisms are not the way an intelligent designer would have made them ... Therefore in Darwin's opinion theology supports natural selection ... Charles Bradlaugh believed theology prevented human beings achieving liberty ...
Iain Torrance - The Torrance Family in Theology
... His cousin Alan Torrance is Professor of Systematic Theology at St Andrews University ... Torrance, sometime Professor of Systematic Theology at University of Aberdeen, was his uncle ...
Friedrich Wetter - Early Life and Ordination
... to 1956, in the Gregorian University in Rome, where he obtained a doctorate in theology ... assistant parish priest for a year in Glanmünchweiler, he became Professor of Fundamental Theology in Eichstätt for five years (1962-1967) and Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Johannes ...

More definitions of "theology":

  • (noun): A particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings.
    Example: "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
    Synonyms: theological system
  • (noun): The rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth.
    Synonyms: divinity

Famous quotes containing the word theology:

    A theology whose god is a metaphor is wasting its time.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    ... the generation of the 20’s was truly secular in that it still knew its theology and its varieties of religious experience. We are post-secular, inventing new faiths, without any sense of organizing truths. The truths we accept are so multiple that honesty becomes little more than a strategy by which you manage your tendencies toward duplicity.
    Ann Douglas (b. 1942)