Definition of theologize in English:

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Pronunciation: /θɪˈɒlədʒʌɪz/
(also theologise)


1 [no object] Engage in theological reasoning or speculation: many Catholic theologians were theologizing in exciting new university contexts (as noun theologizing) Galileo’s theologizing backfired
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  • Following an earlier argument for an apophatic approach to theologizing about judgment, this essay investigates some theological resources for imagining judgment.
  • So, just as theology leads to worship, so worship leads to further theologizing as we seek to correspond to God's Word and Spirit rather than the words and spirit of the age.
  • If nothing else, he calls on the church to theologize in its contemporary global context in dialogue with the theologies of the Old Testament.
2 [with object] Treat (a person or subject) in theological terms: it is typical of Updike that he even theologizes writing problems
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  • In other words, the gospels are exactly what the term implies - good news or sermons about Jesus, theologized history rather than ‘pure’ history (as if there were such a thing as pure history).
  • This is not the only one of the relationships that is ‘theologized,’ so to speak.
  • Although Thomas does not overtly theologize Francis's garden in this way, his monastic readership certainly would have recognized their own monastic gardens as having these symbolic functions.

Words that rhyme with theologize

anthologize, mythologize, psychologize, tautologize

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