from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the nature of God and religious truth; rational inquiry into religious questions.
- n. A system or school of opinions concerning God and religious questions: Protestant theology; Jewish theology.
- n. A course of specialized religious study usually at a college or seminary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of God, or a god, or gods, and the truthfulness of religion in general.
- n. An organized method of interpreting spiritual works and beliefs into practical form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of God or of religion; the science which treats of the existence, character, and attributes of God, his laws and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly understood) “the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures, the systematic exhibition of revealed truth, the science of Christian faith and life.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science concerned with ascertaining, classifying, and systematizing all attainable truth concerning God and his relation to the universe; the science of religion; religious truth scientifically stated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
- n. a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
- n. the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary)
Middle English theologie, from Old French, from Latin theologia, from Greek theologiā : theo-, theo- + -logiā, -logy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French theologie, teologie, from Latin theologia, from Ancient Greek θεολογία (theologia),see theo- + -logy. (Wiktionary)