Theological



of, relating to, or involved with :
a theological student.
based upon the nature and will of God as revealed to humans.
Contemporary Examples

Being a massively successful evangelical star requires as much entrepreneurship as theological depth.
Can Nadia Bolz-Weber Resurrect Liberal Christianity? Jonathan D. Fitzgerald November 23, 2013

Much of the theological dispute might seem like hair-splitting, but the stakes were high.
Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis’s Masterstroke Candida Moss June 7, 2014

Starting at the age of 5, they are expected to speak in church on simple spiritual and theological topics.
Mitt Romney on Mormon Baptisms of the Dead: ‘I Haven’t Recently’ The Daily Beast February 15, 2012

The mechanism of birth control is less important than the theological commitment to all pregnancies.
Is Forced Religious Belief Coming to an Employer Near You? Jamelle Bouie November 26, 2013

But back to the pastor: His theological insignificance notwithstanding, his threat is a most dangerous development.
The Problem With Burning Qurans Tunku Varadarajan September 6, 2010

Historical Examples

Since that time we have read it carefully, and made use of it in giving a course of lectures to a theological class.
The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 Various

At length his kind heart obtained the victory over his theological creed.
The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott

As a general thing we do not like theological novels written from foregone conclusions.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864 Various

Mr. Bawden is one of the graduates of our theological seminary.
A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong

In spite of sects and theological speculators, as long as Islam lasts, his spirit will continue to preside over its destinies.
Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value Arthur Glyn Leonard

adjective
of, relating to, or based on theology
based on God’s revelation to man of his nature, his designs, and his will
(informal) difficult to understand; esoteric
adj.

1520s, from Medieval Latin theologicalis, from Latin theologicus, from theologia (see theology). Earlier was theologic (late 15c.).

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