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Definition 1: the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where theology or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he studied theology at Oxford

(theology is a kind of ...) one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles

(theology belongs to category ...) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

Definition 2: a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where theology or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jewish theology
  • Roman Catholic theology

Synonyms for theology in the sense of this definition

(theology is a kind of ...) a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

"they have to operate under a system they oppose" "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"

(... is a kind of theology ) the teachings of Christian churches

(... is a kind of theology ) a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation

(... is a kind of theology ) a theology that holds that knowledge of God can be acquired by human reason without the aid of divine revelation

(theology belongs to category ...) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) abandon to eternal damnation

"God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (used of God) declare innocent; absolve from the penalty of sin

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) foreordain by divine will or decree

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

"the emanation of the Holy Spirit" "the rising of the Holy Ghost" "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) disclose directly or through prophets

"God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

Definition 3: the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for theology in the sense of this definition

(theology is a kind of ...) a branch of knowledge

"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

(... is a kind of theology ) the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church

(... is a kind of theology ) the branch of theology that is concerned with such final things as death and Last Judgment; Heaven and Hell; the ultimate destiny of humankind

(... is a kind of theology ) the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies

(... is a kind of theology ) the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines

(... is a kind of theology ) the branch of theology that is concerned with angels

(... is a kind of theology ) the study of liturgies

(... is a kind of theology ) the branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil

(... is a kind of theology ) the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings

"Jewish theology" "Roman Catholic theology"

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) warranting only temporal punishment

"venial sin"

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

"the seven deadly sins"

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or tending toward universalism

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of Protestant fundamentalism or its adherents

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) the doctrine that Jesus was a union of the human and the divine

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings

"they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary)

"he studied theology at Oxford"

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence

(theology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or involving catechesis

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