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English noun: theology

1. theology (cognition) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth


Broader (hypernym)bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Narrower (hyponym)angelology, apologetics, ecclesiology, eschatology, hermeneutics, homiletics, liturgics, liturgiology, theodicy

Domain category memberscatechetic, catechetical, Creation, deadly, divine guidance, foreordination, fundamentalist, fundamentalistic, inspiration, limbo, minor, mortal, predestination, predetermination, preordination, purgatory, redemption, salvation, theanthropism, theological system, theology, theology, universalist, universalistic, venial

2. theology (cognition) a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings

SamplesJewish theology.
Roman Catholic theology.

Synonymstheological system

Broader (hypernym)system, system of rules

Narrower (hyponym)Christian theology, liberation theology, natural theology

Domain categorydivinity, theology

Domain category membersemanation, foreordain, predestinate, predestine, procession, reprobate, reveal, rise

3. theology (act) the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary)

SamplesHe studied theology at Oxford.

Broader (hypernym)learned profession

Domain categorydivinity, theology

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