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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Christian theology mean? 

  The noun CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY has 1 sense:

1. the teachings of Christian churches

  Familiarity information: CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1Christian theology [BACK TO TOP]


The teachings of Christian churches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Christian theology" is a kind of...):

theological system; theology (a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings)

Meronyms (parts of "Christian theology"):

Nativity; Virgin Birth (the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas)

Domain member category:

free grace; grace; grace of God ((Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God)

Advent; Parousia; Second Advent; Second Coming; Second Coming of Christ ((Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment)

agape ((Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind)

grace; saving grace; state of grace ((Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence)

consubstantial (regarded as the same in substance or essence (as of the three persons of the Trinity))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Christian theology"):

Christology (the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ)

Jesuitism; Jesuitry (the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic))

patristics; patrology (the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers)

polemics (the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors)

soteriology (the branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency)

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