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1. theology

noun. ['θiːˈɑːlədʒi'] the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth.

Synonyms

  • ecclesiology
  • discipline
  • theodicy
  • liturgics
  • field
  • homiletics
  • hermeneutics
  • subject area
  • eschatology
  • field of study
  • study
  • divinity
  • subject field
  • bailiwick
  • subject
  • apologetics
  • angelology

Antonyms

  • unsusceptible
  • insubordinate
  • unaffected
  • spoils system

Etymology

  • theologie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • theologia (Latin)

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How do you pronounce theology?

Pronounce theology as θiˈɑləʤi.

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Example sentences of the word theology


1. Noun, singular or mass
Those with a background in Catholic theology can find career options for ministerial service as youth ministers or catechists.

2. Verb, base form
Mainline Protestants hold to traditional Protestant values yet may also adopt more modern approaches to theology and the Bible.

Quotes containing the word theology


1. One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
- Robert A. Heinlein

2. Theology is ignorance with wings.
- Sam Harris

3. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, of self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology.
- Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

2. theology

noun. ['θiːˈɑːlədʒi'] a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings.

Synonyms

  • Christian theology
  • natural theology
  • system
  • system of rules
  • liberation theology

Etymology

  • theologie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • theologia (Latin)

3. theology

noun. ['θiːˈɑːlədʒi'] the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary).

Antonyms

  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • theologie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • theologia (Latin)
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