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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v theologize make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
    • v theologize treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Christian theology there are nine choirs of angels. From highest to lowest, they are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
    • v. i Theologize To frame a system of theology; to theorize or speculate upon theological subjects.
    • v. t Theologize To render theological; to apply to divinity; to reduce to a system of theology. "School divinity was but Aristotle's philosophy theologized ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Saint Isidore, or Seville, who lived in the 17th century, was believed to have written the world's first encyclopedia, the Etymologies. It included entries on medicine, mathematics, history and theology.
    • theologize To render theological.
    • theologize To theorize or speculate upon theological subjects; engage in theological discussion.
    • theologize Also spelled theologise.
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  • Auguste Comte
    Auguste Comte
    “Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.”
  • Karl Barth
    Karl Barth
    “The best theology would need no advocates; it would prove itself.”
  • Martin Luther
    “Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.”
  • Mikhail Bakunin
    Mikhail Bakunin
    “The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.”
  • Denis Diderot
    “Do you see this egg? With this you can topple every theological theory, every church or temple in the world.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Theology is a science of mind applied to God.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. théologiser,


In literature:

From the Raja to the peasant most Hindus have an interest in theology and often a passion for it.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Dwight's famous five volumes on theology are a product of a worthy descendant of Jonathan Edwards.
"Jukes-Edwards" by A. E. Winship
Later, I entered the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
His theology has been called the theology of feeling.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
There is nothing historical, nothing theological, only a few simple points of grammar and quantity.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
It was not so much a theological as a political persecution.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
If not, what was the use of trying my theological programme on others?
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
He had discovered that theologies were many, but religion was one.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
He read theology in Manila, with great credit.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34" by Various
But this is not matter of natural Theology.
"Westminster Sermons with a Preface" by Charles Kingsley
I shall tell her to mend her husband's stockings, and not bother her little head with theological questions that are too big for her.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
In the following paragraph he speaks important words about theology as well as about theological reasoning.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Theology is as impotent in presence of it as science.
"Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists" by James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
New Thought is either a theology with a philosophic basis or a philosophy with a theological bias.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
Amid the general popping of theological small-arms, Galileo moved steadily forward.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
The contrary is the fact, as any one at all acquainted with the number of theological writers of the period in question can determine.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
"Studies of Christianity" by James Martineau
The distinction of the Book of Job we have seen to be that it offers a new beginning in theology.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
So also as to the theological creeds.
"The Great Commission" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
He hails from the church of experienced believers, whose test is religion, not theology.
"Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger" by Elihu G. Holland

In poetry:

This trouble seems to be
Chief in theology:
Each thinks the hymn should be, --
Nearer, my God, to Thee.
"Poetry" by Edmund Vance Cooke
We did much as we chose to do;
We'd never heard of Mrs. Grundy;
All the theology we knew
Was that we mightn't play on Sunday;
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
Such is the outcome of your attack on the cat:
A theological, Augustinian grimace,
Which makes difficult our walking on this eart.
"To Mrs. Professor In Defense Of My Cat's Honor And Not Only" by Czeslaw Milosz
Woven of linen were her veil and sandals.
But, twined 'mid boughs of foliage, on their hem
The theologic Virtues Three were painted;
Hearts set about with gold encompassed them.
"She Of The Garden" by Emile Verhaeren
O Justice! O Charity! mix well your powers
To judge a just judgment of lives such as ours,—
Fated? — not quite,— though more like it, beseems,
Than moralists own, or theology dreams.
"Bond Or Free? A Double Thought" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
By now I've got the whole place clearly charted.
Our garden, first: where I did not invent
Blinding theologies of flowers and fruits,
And wasn't spoken to by an old hat.
And here we have that splendid family
"I Remember, I Remember" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Evangelical Theological Society Votes Not to Amend.
"It's much different than the cerebral theology traditionally associated with German theology .".
Hamlet is a religious guy, a prince who is a theology student from the breakaway Lutheran university at Wittenberg, no less.
He studied at Brown University and Hartford Theological Seminary, and received a bachelor's degree in theology at Harvard University and a PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University.
But many of the bishops seemed to fear that they would back into a theology that denied God's authorship of AIDS but only at the cost of denying altogether God's intervention in human life.
AIDS Provokes Theological Second Thoughts.
THE rapid, devastating spread of AIDS has forced many religious groups to re-examine some of their most basic theological convictions.
Ismar Schorsch was installed yesterday as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan.
Five central concepts in Mormon theology .
The Dallas Theological Seminary's goal is to teach its students not only how to lead, but how to serve.
Reese is a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, and a former editor of America, the national Catholic weekly magazine.
War and the American Difference Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity Stanley Hauerwas Baker Academic, $19.99, 208 pp.
A stacked-deck theological inquiry filtered through a Titanic -by-way-of- Slumdog Millionaire narrative, Life of Pi manages occasional spiritual wonder through its 3-D visuals, but otherwise sinks like a stone.
To the Catholic Bishop, the existence of angels makes theological sense.

In science:

Gr ¨unbaum, A. (2000). A new critique of theological interpretations of physical cosmology.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
The author, a schoolmaster with a classics background who was interested in literature and theology, wrote his science fiction fantasy in pure mathematics for entertainment.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
At the beginning of this timeline scholars were mainly concerned with theological considerations that were not amenable to experimental confirmation.
MESON2000 Conference Summary
And finally, as if to close the circle, at the end of the millennium many theoreticians have again turned to theological speculations which are not amenable to experimental confirmation.
MESON2000 Conference Summary
Allen, Paul, 2001, Philosophical Framework with the Science-Theology Dialogue: A Critical Reflection on the Work of Ernan McMul lin, unpublished Ph.D dissertation, St.
Retroduction, Multiverse Hypotheses and Their Testability
Luhmann alternates between this meta-biological model using concepts of functional differentiation and structural coupling for the explanation, and a meta-theological one where meaning seems to be given transcendentally as a substance analogous to life (Luhmann, 1986).
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
The meta-theological metaphor is pursued by Luhmann by grounding his theory on the operation of the distinction (that is, on a paradox).
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
Following an example of non-overlapping theories is found when contemplating the results of science in contrast with the results of theological reflection.
Informal Control code logic
Moritz concludes, however, that NOMA inadequately describes the relation between science and theology because according to him overlaps between these areas cannot be excluded.
Informal Control code logic
Theology In most religions god is considered to be outside of the space-time continuum.
Efficiency Theory: a Unifying Theory for Information, Computation and Intelligence
Misner 1977, in Cosmology, History, and Theology W.
Particle Astrophysics after COBE: Blois92 Summary Talk
Recent theologies concerning God’s death after Auschwitz are mathematically formalized through a suitable temporalization of G¨odel’s Ontological Proof.
An interesting temporalization of G\"odel's ontological proof
The logical problem of theodicy, namely the problem of bypassing the logical incompatibility between the definition of God as the maximally good entity and the existence of evil in the world was first raised by Epicurus and has been at the center of Rational Theology from Leibniz’s treatise to recent time.
An interesting temporalization of G\"odel's ontological proof
These philosophical remarks much in the spirit of the contemporary theologies of God’s death may be mathematically formalized as a time-reversal symmetry breaking within the formal system IV.4.
An interesting temporalization of G\"odel's ontological proof
Philosophical and theological considerations, sometimes quite remote from the economic theory and practice of the day, have mostly driven the moves towards interest prohibition.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory