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noun, plural theologies.
the field of study and analysis that treats of God and of God's attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity.
a particular form, system, branch, or course of this study.

1325–75; Middle English theologie < Old French < Late Latin theologia < Greek theología. See theo-, -logy

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theology (θɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n , pl -gies
1.  the systematic study of the existence and nature of the divine and its relationship to and influence upon other beings
2.  a specific branch of this study, undertaken from the perspective of a particular group: feminist theology
3.  the systematic study of Christian revelation concerning God's nature and purpose, esp through the teaching of the Church
4.  a specific system, form, or branch of this study, esp for those preparing for the ministry or priesthood
[C14: from Late Latin theologia, from Latin; see theo-, -logy]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. theologie "philosophical treatment of Christian doctrine" (14c.), from L. theologia, from Gk. theologia "an account of the gods," from theologos "one discoursing on the gods," from theos "god" (see Thea) + -logos "treating of."
"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]
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theology definition

The disciplined study of religious questions, such as the nature of God, sin, and salvation.

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