HyperDic: theology

English > 3 senses of the word theology:
NOUNcognitiontheology, divinitythe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
cognitiontheology, theological systema particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
acttheologythe learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary)
theology > pronunciation
Soundsthiyaa'lahjhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > theology: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth.
Synonymdivinity
Category ofCreation(theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
catechetical, catecheticOf or relating to or involving catechesis
deadly, mortalInvolving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
divine guidance, inspiration(theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings
fundamentalist, fundamentalisticOf or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
limbo(theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)
minor, venialwarranting only temporal punishment
predestination, foreordination, preordination, predetermination(theology) being determined in advance
purgatory(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
redemption, salvation(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil / evil
theanthropism(theology) the doctrine that Jesus was a union of the human and the divine
theologyThe learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary)
theology, theological systemA particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
universalistic, universalistOf or relating to or tending toward universalism
NarrowerangelologyThe branch of theology that is concerned with angels
apologeticsThe branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines
ecclesiologyThe branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church
eschatologyThe branch of theology that is concerned with such final / final / final things as death and Last Judgment
hermeneuticsThe branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis
homileticsThe branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
liturgics, liturgiologyThe study of liturgies
theodicyThe branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil
Broaderdiscipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwickA branch of knowledge
Spanishteología
Catalandivinitat, teologia
Adjectivestheologicalof or relating to or concerning theology
Nounstheologistsomeone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
English > theology: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings.
Examples
  • "Jewish theology"
  • "Roman Catholic theology"
Synonymtheological system
Category ofemanation, rise, procession(theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
justify(used of God) declare innocent
predestine, predestinate, foreordainforeordain by divine will or decree
reprobateabandon to eternal damnation
revealdisclose directly or through prophets
Categorytheology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
NarrowerChristian theologyThe teachings of Christian churches
liberation theologyA form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation / liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation
natural theologyA theology that holds that knowledge of God can be acquired by human reason without the aid of divine revelation
Broadersystem, system of rulesA complex of methods or rules governing behavior
Spanishteología
Catalanteologia
Adjectivestheologicalof or relating to or concerning theology
Nounstheologistsomeone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
English > theology: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary).
Example"he studied theology at Oxford"
Categorytheology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Broaderlearned professionOne of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
Spanishteología
Catalanteologia
Adjectivestheologicalof or relating to or concerning theology
Nounstheologistsomeone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology

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