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Theology was once considered the keystone of the sciences.
Natural theology (think natural science) may consider every thought, feeling, action or event in the whole universe as revelation from and of the natural god.
www.naturaltheology.net   (2254 words)

  Theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the High Middle Ages theology was therefore the main subject at universities, being named "The Queen of the Sciences" alongside the Trivium and Quadrivium that young men were expected to study.
Theology was no longer the principle subject and Universities existed for many purposes, not only to train Clergy for established churches.
Systematic theology (doctrinal theology, dogmatic theology or philosophical theology) - focused on the attempt to arrange and interpret the ideas current in the religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theology   (2159 words)

Theology, without any further modification, is invariably understood to mean supernatural theology, that is, the science of God and Divine things, in as far as it is based on supernatural Revelation.
Moral theology, on the other hand, is limited to those doctrines which discuss the relations of man and his free actions to God and his supernatural end, and propose the means instituted by God for the attainment of that end.
Nor is moral theology confined to the exposition of those duties and virtues which cannot be shirked if man wishes to attain his last end; it includes all virtues, even those which mark the height of Christian perfection, and their practice, not only in the ordinary degree, but also in the ascetical and mystical life.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14601a.htm   (9481 words)

Moral theology has always been conscious that the revealed laws of morality are as much articles of faith as the theoretical dogmas, and that the entire Christian life is based on the three theological virtues, which are part of the dogmatic doctrine on justification.
The relation existing between apologetics, or fundamental theology as it has been called of late, and dogmatic theology is not that of a general to a particular science; it is rather the relation of the vestibule to the temple or of the foundation to its superstructure.
Theology may be conceived as a queen, philosophy as a noble lady of the court who performs for her mistress the most worthy and valuable services, and without whose assistance the queen would be left in a very helpless and embarrassing position.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14580a.htm   (9046 words)

 Introduction, Chapter 1, Systematic Theology -- Charles Hodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Its theology is therefore anthropology, and its anthropology is theology.
It is the fundamental principle of all sciences, and of theology among the rest, that theory is to he determined by facts, and not facts by theory.
Whole systems of theologies are founded upon intuitions, so called, and if every man is at liberty to exalt his own intuitions, as men are accustomed to call their strong convictions, we should have as many theologies in the world as there are thinkers.
www.dabar.org /Theology/Hodge/HodgeV1/Int_C01.htm   (6244 words)

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The theology major at Mount Mary is organized around the belief that a fully human life includes response in faith to God, and that the complementary faculties of faith and reason are the means by which one explores life's mystery and meaning.
Theology students are introduced to various aspects of the Christian tradition, including its Jewish origins, in order to understand it more deeply and to critically reflect upon its ongoing significance for life.
Although full-time professors within the Catholic tradition teach the majority of the college's theology courses, the contributions of students from diverse religious backgrounds enrich the conversation.
www.mtmary.edu /theology.htm   (195 words)

 Liberation Theology
Liberation theology, a term first used in 1973 by Gustavo Gutierrez, a Peruvian Roman Catholic priest, is a school of thought among Latin American Catholics according to which the Gospel of Christ demands that the church concentrate its efforts on liberating the people of the world from poverty and oppression.
Liberation theology holds that in the death of the peasant or the native Indian we are confronted with "the monstrous power of the negative" (Hegel).
Liberation theology holds that through Jesus' life people are brought to the liberating conviction that God does not remain outside of history indifferent to the present course of evil events but that he reveals himself through the authentic medium of the poor and oppressed.
mb-soft.com /believe/txn/liberati.htm   (2885 words)

Theology of forgiveness and reconciliation in the Old and New Testament and through the history of Christian dogma as it emerges as a sacrament in the church; pastoral dimensions of penance, forgiveness and reconciliation as part of the community's need for growth.
Worship and theology as centered around the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist; development and changes in liturgy; role of liturgical theology; services of baptism, chrismation, and eucharist and their intimate connection; Hebrew influence on liturgy; anaphora, anamnesis, antiphon, prothesis, epiclesis et al.
Theology of sacraments with emphasis on penance and marriage; their connection with Eucharist; knowlege of use of certain liturgical books (Euchologian, Horalogion, Menaion, Octoechos, Pentecostarion, Triodion, Typicon); Old Tesatment and marriage; influence of the rites of Hagia Sophia; "death of a spouse" and marriage; public penance; development of sacrament of penance.
members.aol.com /IgnatiusU/theology.html   (9460 words)

 Liberation Theology (by Ron Rhodes)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Liberation theology begins with the premise that all theology is biased - that is, particular theologies reflect the economic and social classes of those who developed them.
In liberation theology, the basic authority in interpretation ceases to be Scripture; it is rather the mind of the interpreter as he "reads" the current historical situation.
Certainly, evangelicals have little right to criticize the theology of liberation if they are not prepared to criticize possible deficiencies in their own theology in regard to caring for the poor and oppressed of our world.
home.earthlink.net /~ronrhodes/Liberation.html   (5495 words)

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Towards an ecumenical liberation theology: A critical exploration of common dimensions in the theologies of Juan L. Segundo and Rubem A. Alves (Segundo, Juan L., Alves, Rubem A.).
Theology of liberation and political theory: Leonardo Boff and Gustavo Gutierrez in conversation with Johann Baptist Metz and Juergen Moltmann.
Human liberation and theology: An examination of the theology of Gustavo Gutierrez, James H. Cone, and Mary Daly.
www.providence.edu /las/theology.htm   (1959 words)

 Technorati Tag: theology
Theology is meaningless to the truly born-again Christians.
LordsNewChapel.com - Theology Where the truths of faith from the Word are taught.
Covenant Theology and the Family June 10th, 2006 There have been many doctrinal shifts in the “protestant/evangelical” church since the time of the...
technorati.com /tag/theology   (451 words)

The traditional task of theology (from the Greek theos, God, and logos, study of) is to seek understanding of God's reality, to describe divine things rationally, and to elaborate the present meaning of past manifestations of God, whether theoretically, practically, descriptively, or critically.
Even when theology is seen as essentially descriptive or apologetic, it is not entirely at home in the LDS community.
These accounts may be said to contain "theology," but not in the sense that their meaning is discovered by human ingenuity instead of disclosed through the proclaimed word and will of God.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/basic/godhead/theology.htm   (1279 words)

 Department of Theology - Boston College
Contact the Theology Department on the third floor of 21 Campanella Way on the Chestnut Hill campus.
The Ph.D. in Theology is offered in five areas.
The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College seeks to be a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the United States by engaging critical issues facing the Catholic community.
www.bc.edu /schools/cas/theology   (113 words)

 Natural Theology [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
"Natural Theology" is the favorite term in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries designating the knowledge of God drawn from nature in distinction from the knowledge of God contained in revelation.
This division of theology into natural and revealed had its roots in the scholastic distinction between the two truths, one derived from nature by the use of the Aristotelian logic, subject to the authority of the Church, the other, truth above reason, revealed by God but formulated and taught solely by authority of the Church.
The deists relied exclusively on natural theology, on the ground that the being and attributes of God could be exhaustively ascertained from the constitution and course of the world, thus superseding the necessity of supernatural revelation.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/n/nattheol.htm   (340 words)

Theology comes from a Greek word which means "study of God"...
Biblical theology is concerned with how the Bible reveals God; in His creation, in His covenant, in His redemption, in His judgment, etc. The Bible has its own method of revealing God, and that revelation is historical and thus progressive.
Doctrine and Remarks: The Theology of Romans Charles Hodge
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/topic/theology.html   (854 words)

 Faith and Theology: Ten propositions on the Trinity
This is not speculative mathematics, it is a descriptive theology of revelation.
By the way, the trinitarian discussions in the early church were not confined to bishops and theologians - punters debated the issues with a passion in the markets and the baths.
Theology was a matter of the utmost concern.
faith-theology.blogspot.com /2006/02/ten-propositions-on-trinity.html   (1313 words)

Minor in Theology; Minor in Philosophy; Minor in Theology/Philosophy: Twenty semester hours of theology, of philosophy, or a combination of the two; twelve of these semester hours must come from upper division courses.
Reflections on the development of a narrative theology and the role of imagination in personal growth.
Toward the end of their program, majors in theology will demonstrate proficiency in research and application of theological knowledge by some product.
www.umary.edu /UM/AcademicInformation/Undergraduate/PhilosophyTheology/Theology.htm   (1582 words)

 Shepherd Theology
"Shepherd Theology" is a name given to what we now know to be the blessed teachings of Jesus.
The focus of these devotionals is upon Shepherd Theology Message of Jesus.
He holds seminars in Shepherd Theology and in the Hebrew understandings of the Book of Revelations.
www.shepherdtheology.com   (355 words)

 Theology - headings
Lead articles, responses, and replies, as well as discussion-starters and an annotated list of resources for further research and reflection will be written by scholars whose concern for the church is that it continue to 'be transformed by the renewing of your minds' (Romans 12:2)." From Columbia Theological Seminary.
"The Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology is an ecumenical organization that seeks to cultivate faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the churches.
The Center nurtures theology that is catholic and evangelical, obedient to Holy Scripture and committed to the dogmatic, liturgical, ethical and institutional continuity of the Church.
www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu /Internet/theology.htm   (2412 words)

 Theology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Changes in the churches and other religious groupings, shifting policies on religious education and wider cultural developments have meant that the profile of students arriving in theology departments is very different from what it was even ten years ago.
An area where theology and philosophy come together in the centre is over the issue of reading 'difficult' texts: texts which are densely and formally argued and which may come from an unfamiliar cultural background for the student.
The use of IT and the internet in theology teaching is a new area of problems and possibilities for student and teacher alike.
prs.heacademy.ac.uk /archive/oldsite/theology   (565 words)

 Amazon.com: Systematic Theology: Books: Wayne Grudem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ.
That he references a multitide of other systematic theologies shows that he is trying to be fair and I appreciate his efforts.
Systematic theology is a wonderful book to get started into theology or dive deeper into your faith.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0310286700?v=glance   (2026 words)

 Systematic Theology
Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism.
Survey Studies in Reformed Theology by Bob Burridge A guide through the doctrines of the Reformed Faith and their foundations in Scripture.
Systematic Theology by Vincent Cheung (.pdf) introduction to Christian theology.
www.monergism.com /systematic.html   (896 words)

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