from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make theological in form or significance.
  • intransitive verb To speculate about theology.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render theological.
  • To theorize or speculate upon theological subjects; engage in theological discussion.
  • Also spelled theologise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To frame a system of theology; to theorize or speculate upon theological subjects.
  • transitive verb To render theological; to apply to divinity; to reduce to a system of theology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To treat something from a theological viewpoint.
  • verb To discuss or speculate about theological subjects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
  • verb treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character


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    Catholic Online > Daily Readings 2008

  • With the West Virginia coal mine disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe, and the Gaza blockade all fresh in our minds -- not to mention the most polarized and paralyzed political establishment in over one hundred years -- more and more of us agree that it's time to change what we do and how we think, including the ways we theologize about the future.

    Brian D. McLaren: Needed: Christians Thinking Differently About the Future 2010

  • Attorneys, cut millionaires 'taxes, gut clean-air standards, politicize science, theologize policy or put any of the other right-wing notches in its belt.

    Marty Kaplan: Cheney Meant Well 2009

  • In retrospect, Plaskow sees the impact of non-Jewish thought on “The Coming of Lilith,” and the dearth of Jewish theological language and understandings, but she also sees in it “my first incorporation of Jewish modes of thinking into my attempts to theologize.”

    Judith Plaskow. 2009

  • The former is the cataphatic God about whom we may talk, debate and theologize, while the latter is the apophatic God that so utterly transcends our categories that the most we can say about it is what it is not.

    Freud made the "big discovery" Tusar N Mohapatra 2006

  • He says that UUism was not "theologically based" (p. 34) because he is unable to see how Americans can theologize in non-fundamentalist ways—describing UU tolerance, openness, skepticism, and religious exploration he fails to see how such things can function as religious beliefs (i.e. theology) unto themselves.

    Philocrites: Knock, knock, knocking on Mark Oppenheimer. 2006

  • For both clergy and laity may receive this as a principle, that they are yet rude and complete strangers in true theology, unless they have learned so to theologize, that theology may bear the torch before them to that piety and holiness which they sedulously and earnestly pursue.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2 1560-1609 1956

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    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman 1840-1916 1913

  • It lies in his own power to "theologize his astrologie," to turn his universe into spiritual forces.

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries Rufus Matthew Jones 1905

  • The Undivided and Unmixed Trinity let us theologize as One in nature -- the

    The General Menaion or the Book of Services Common to the Festivals of our Lord Jesus of the Holy Virgin and of Different Orders of Saints Anonymous 1899


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