Theology World

theology: (noun) the study of the nature of God and religious belief. 

 

• religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed: in Christian theology, God comes to be conceived as Father, Son and Holy Spirit

 

ORIGIN late Middle English (originally applying only to Christianity): from French théologie, from Latin theologia, from Greek, from theos ‘god’ + -logia (see -logy)

 

Theology is a misnomer, or a misleading word in some way. Reading the definition above, one could get the idea that everything that there is to know about God, the sum total of belief about him and everything that people do that is to do with God has been 'systematically developed' in the same way that computers have been developed or a modern education system is developed: in other words, human beings started off with nothing and, through careful, methodical work, established something. Or in this case Someone.

 

As a believer knows, it's actually the other way round. In Heaven, the angels probably study something called 'humanology', defined as the systematic development of beliefs and theories about humankind. But we will have to work with the definition of 'theology' above. It's the only one we have.

 

This page is about anything to do with 'theology' or beliefs and theories about God.   

 

You can also browse for books on theology here

What the Theologians Say 3

January 01, 2020

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466 – 1536) known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Catholic priest, a Dutch Renaissance humanist, teacher, and theologian.

What the Theologians Say 2

January 01, 2020

Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar Roman Catholic priest, an influential philosopher and theologian.

What the Theologians Say 1

January 03, 2023

For the more thoughtful amongst us, here are a few quotes from famous theologian Frank Sheed, from his book Theology and Sanity:

'The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature' by C.S. Lewis

February 23, 2023

On a clear, starlit night, go outside and look at the stars.

The Quality of Faerie

May 28, 2023

In 1975, my English teacher, one Mr. Sweeting, came up with the idea of a reading list from which we (his unforgiving class of 16-year-old Australians, amongst whom I was the shy, bookish, stranded Yorshireman) were to select items from which to read.

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