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theological

Line breaks: theo|logic¦al
Pronunciation: /θɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of theological in English:

adjective

Relating to the study of the nature of God and religious belief: theological and pastoral training theological writings a reworking of the past that was partly theological
More example sentences
  • Most of them had no interest whatever in religious doctrine or theological beliefs, she writes.
  • The reason for this is that the Bible tells us that theological belief is specifically not enough for salvation on its own.
  • So if you like, a theological religious foundation was being laid for social action.
Synonyms
religious, scriptural, ecclesiastical, doctrinal;
divine, holy
rare hierological

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'relating to the word of God or the Bible'): from medieval Latin theologicalis, from late Latin theologicus, from Greek theologikos, from theologia (see theology).

Derivatives

theologically

1
adverb
it is theologically impossible to separate East from West
More example sentences
  • Others who had found that church too theologically liberal for their tastes espoused a more traditional theology.
  • Can this language of seemingly authentic devotion be theologically justified?
  • This book is addressed to a theologically alert readership rather than to the general public or to environmentalists.

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