meaning of theology

1. The science of God or of religion; the science which treats of the existence, character, and attributes of God, his laws and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly understood) "the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures, the systematic exhibition of revealed truth, the science of Christian faith and life. 2.">"
theology 1. Ironically or humorously used to refer to religious issues. 2. Technical fine points of an abstruse nature, especially those where the resolution is of theoretical interest but is relatively marginal with respect to actual use of a design or system. Used especially around software issues with a heavy AI or language-design component, such as the smart-data vs. smart-programs dispute in AI. [Jargon File] theory The consensus, idea, plan, story, or set of rules that is currently being used to inform a behaviour. This usage is a generalisation and deliberate abuse of the technical meaning. "Whats the theory on fixing this TECO loss?" "Whats the theory on dinner tonight?" "Chinatown, I guess. " "Whats the current theory on letting lusers on during the day?" "The theory behind this change is to fix the following well-known screw. . . . 3.">"
the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion usually taught at a college or seminary; "he studied theology at ">Oxford"

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