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liberation theology
▪ They were, nevertheless, men loyal to the catholic practices and theology of the Society.
▪ The Puritans had no more interest in astronomy or physics than in the fine points of Catholic theology.
▪ It should be said that his range of original and indeed trail-blazing contributions to modern theology was wider even than this.
▪ They were no more testable than the claims of Paley and the other advocates of natural theology.
▪ But a small, growing school of Catholic intellectuals argue that natural theology actually supports the morality of homosexual unions.
▪ From the late 1920s, Brunner had become increasingly interested in the question of natural theology.
▪ Now Feuerbach's critique came into its own within the new movement of theology itself.
▪ The perspective of liberation theology is historical.
▪ Another wildfire movement was liberation theology, expressed in Base Ecclesiastical Communities.
▪ Specifically she develops two areas, feminist theory and liberation theology, as potential candidates to regenerate the social group work movement.
▪ Fukuyama is unlikely to attach much weight to Liberation theology, which he would no doubt classify as a doomed subspecies of Marxism-Leninism.
▪ This movement has led to many Liberation theologies, Black, Feminist and even Environmental.
▪ After an eight-day silent retreat at the Jesuit spirituality center in Wernersville, she came home knowing she wanted to study theology.
▪ After the birth of her second child, Annie began to have religious doubts and returned to her preoccupation with theology.
▪ At the outset we may note the following about the practice and theology of the early church.
▪ I did not hear any name-it-and-claim-it theology at Sheffield Family Life Center that night.
▪ I enjoy reading, traveling, dominion theology, political discussions.
▪ Instead they are crafting theologies and liturgies that draw on their own indigenous cultures.
▪ The liberal theology of a figure like Adolf von Harnack represents the genre in its virtually pure form.
▪ They were no more testable than the claims of Paley and the other advocates of natural theology.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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 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. Brit.).

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

Ascetic theology, Natural theology. See Ascetic, Natural.

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.).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "the science of religion, study of God and his relationship to humanity," from Old French theologie "philosophical study of Christian doctrine; Scripture" (14c.), from Latin theologia, from Greek theologia "an account of the gods," from theologos "one discoursing on the gods," from theos "god" (see theo-) + -logos "treating of" (see -logy). Meaning "a particular system of theology" is from 1660s.Theology moves back and forth between two poles, the eternal truth of its foundations and the temporal situation in which the eternal truth must be received. [Paul Tillich, "Systematic Theology," 1951]\n


n. 1 (context uncountable English) The study of God, or a god, or gods, and the truthfulness of religion in general. 2 (context countable English) An organized method of interpreting spiritual works and beliefs into practical form. 3 (context uncountable computing slang English) subjective marginal details.

  1. n. the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth [syn: divinity]

  2. a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology" [syn: theological system]

  3. the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary); "he studied theology at Oxford"


Theology is the critical study of the nature of the divine. It is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities, seminaries and schools of divinity.

Theology (album)

Theology is the eighth full-length album by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor. It was released in 2007 on Rubyworks (and Koch Records in the USA). The album consists of two discs – the acoustic "Dublin Sessions" and full-band "London Sessions".

The first single from Theology is " I Don't Know How to Love Him" (an Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice song from Jesus Christ Superstar). In the issue dated 14 July 2007, the album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at number 168. The album also debuted in the top 20 of Billboard's Independent Albums list at number 15. First-week sales of the album in the USA amounted to 4,700 units, while the record also charted in Ireland, France and Italy.

The album sold 375,000 copies worldwide.

Theology (journal)

Theology is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. Since 2010, Sage Publications have managed the online publication and distribution of the journal. It covers current work in fields related to contemporary Christian thought and practice, including historical, systematic, and pastoral theology, as well as biblical studies, history, philosophy, and ethics. It was published monthly from its founding under editor E. G. Selwyn in 1920 until 1975, and has been bimonthly since 1976. The current editor-in-chief is Stephen J. Plant.

Usage examples of "theology".

With what passionate academicism he devoted himself to assigning phenomena their rightful places in his subtle and intricate theology!

The type of theology and method of instruction used by some of the earliest laborers in this field left something to be desired in point of adaptedness to the savage mind.

But when his pure and proper divinity had been established on the ruins of Arianism, the faith of the Catholics trembled on the edge of a precipice where it was impossible to recede, dangerous to stand, dreadful to fall and the manifold inconveniences of their creed were aggravated by the sublime character of their theology.

The framework in which these articles were placed virtually continued to be the apologetic theology, for this maintained a doctrine of God and the world, which seemed to correspond to the earliest tradition as much as it ran counter to the Gnostic theses.

Decades elapsed, for instance, before the apologetic theology came to be generally known and accepted in the Church, as is shown by the long continued conflict against Monarchianism.

The secret of the epoch-making success of the apologetic theology is thus explained: These Christian philosophers formulated the content of the Gospel in a manner which appealed to the common sense of all the serious thinkers and intelligent men of the age.

It is ultimately the dispute between morality and religion, which appears as an unsettled problem in the theses of the idealistic philosophers and in the whole spiritual conceptions then current among the educated, and which recurs in the contrast between the Apologetic and the Gnostic theology.

Hippolytus denote an immense advance beyond the Apologists, which, paradoxically enough, results both from the progress of Christian Hellenism and from a deeper study of the Pauline theology, that is, emanates from the controversy with Gnosticism.

That he could do with himself what he would, that he created a new thing without overturning the old, that he won men to himself by announcing the Father, that he inspired without fanaticism, set up a kingdom without politics, set men free from the world without asceticism, was a teacher without theology, at a time of fanaticism and politics, asceticism and theology, is the great miracle of his person, and that he who preached the Sermon on the Mount declared himself in respect of his life and death, to be the Redeemer and Judge of the world, is the offence and foolishness which mock all reason.

This was the beginnings of a natural theology, a theory of god or the gods based in the evidence found in nature.

Natural Theology, which was throughout obviously written to meet Buffon and the Zoonomia.

They stay celibate and they have to be highly educated and trained in things like philosophy and theology as well.

I should submit my sermon to him as soon as it was written, because the subject belonging to the most sublime theology he could not allow me to enter the pulpit without being satisfied that I would not utter any heresies.

Christ, we are strongly supported in giving credence to the doctrinal statements of that book as affording, in spite of its lateness, a correct epitome of the old Persian theology.

With the twisted theology of Fort Freedom, she just might suffer terrible guilt if by some fluke Drust should change over, feeling that he had cursed himself for love of her.