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angelology

Syllabification: an·gel·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌānjəˈläləjē
 
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Definition of angelology in English:

noun

Theological dogma or speculation concerning angels: Gnostic angelology influenced Pseudo-Dionysius
More example sentences
  • His discussions of the doctrine of Scripture and angelology in Theology of the Community of God were also ground-breaking as far as Evangelical thinking was concerned.
  • The ‘seven spirits’ might be the seven archangels of Jewish angelology or else the sevenfold spirit of God.
  • Meanwhile, on the subject of superstition, I'm working on a novella which involves a lady from Sheffield having visions of angels, so I've been trawling about on the net for current angelology and my goodness, it's a rum go.

Origin

mid 19th century.

Derivatives

angelologist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • That's why some angelologists suggest we ask God that if it is His will, He let us know our angel's name.
  • Lyn Hunter of Angel's Touch Natural Healing Therapies, is an angelologist who also provides angel readings.
  • According to angelologists there are literally trillions of angels.

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