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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


Synonymsdivinity


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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