[ thee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ θiˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural the·ol·o·gies.

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.

Origin of theology

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


an·ti·the·ol·o·gy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for theology

/ (θɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

the systematic study of the existence and nature of the divine and its relationship to and influence upon other beings
a specific branch of this study, undertaken from the perspective of a particular group feminist theology
the systematic study of Christian revelation concerning God's nature and purpose, esp through the teaching of the Church
a specific system, form, or branch of this study, esp for those preparing for the ministry or priesthood

Derived forms of theology

theologist, noun

Word Origin for theology

C14: from Late Latin theologia, from Latin; see theo-, -logy

Cultural definitions for theology


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