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She studied theology at Yale Divinity School.
  the study of religion; or a particular system or school of religious beliefs
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Strongly Associated with:   theologian
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Standard suffix:  "ology" often means "study of" when used at the end of a word.
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  • She studied theology at Yale Divinity School.
  • She earned a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.
  • Her understanding of theology is lifeless. It’s like she has read all about color, but still sees the world in black and white.
  • Roman Catholic theology

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  • Jewish theology
  • They said I can probably get into the theology school there
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • I’ve hidden it away in the theology section.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • To complicate matters further, he believed that he had had contact with the Devil and had argued theology with him.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Had she allowed reason to rule, she would have realized that Herbert Jemson was Methodist of the whole cloth: he was notoriously short on theology and a mile long on good works.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He offered up each of his three daily chaplets that his soul might grow strong in each of the three theological virtues, in faith in the Father Who had created him, in hope in the Son Who had redeemed him and in love of the Holy Ghost Who had sanctified him; and this thrice triple prayer he offered to the Three Persons through Mary in the name of her joyful and sorrowful and glorious mysteries.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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  • Now we are not sure that we are arrived at the end of this progression, and at the perfection of spiritual or theological knowledge; and we fear that, if we should once print our confession of faith, we should feel ourselves as if bound and confin’d by it, and perhaps be unwilling to receive farther improvement, and our successors still more so, as conceiving what we their elders and founders had done, to be something sacred, never to be departed from."
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • She looked at the books again—black, brown, and that acrid theological blue.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • I have no intention of engaging in theological debate.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • At this difficult point of the conversation Bob gave in, and changed the subject to hard-bake: always his last resource when he found his little friend getting him into a political, social, or theological corner.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Some believed him, and some believed not; some said that his words were commonplace, others complained of his want of theological doctrine; while others again remarked that it was well enough for a man to take to preaching who could not see to do anything else.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • It was the psychological side of things I was supposed to cover, not the mechanical, or the theological.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • (He permits himself a little smile) A theological work.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Still picturing the inconveniences of holding a theological argument at Euston Station, he began to think that there was something slightly fascinating about Miss Brinklow.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • "Listen!" she said, "I’m not theological.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • No great theological problems.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • He was not educated, hadn’t gone to any theological school; he had heard the voice and started preaching.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • In most societies, mythological or theological explanations were devised to explain why women should suffer in childbirth, and they forestalled efforts to make the process safer.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Kinna, who had become fluent in English and memorized most of the New Testament, would field theological questions from local ministers and churchgoers and dazzle them with his Yale-tutored answers.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Now that I was not so tense, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary seemed to have the kind of quiet I needed in order to write my article for National Geographic.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • While uptown Baltimore debated war and the future of civilization, the men of Lombard Street sat on their stoops in shirt-sleeves, puffed their pipes, and pondered a cruel theological mystery.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • In the preface, Professor Samuel Miles Hopkins (Mrs. Bradford’s brother) of Auburn Theological Seminary, said: "Her [Harriet’s] household is very likely to consist of several old black people, ’bad with the rheumatiz,’ some forlorn wandering woman, and a couple of small images of God cut in ebony.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Wouldn’t you just expect some theological prodigy driving a blasphemous Pontiac station wagon to bring us his religious view packaged in a country-western song.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • , with 86; and the Newton Theological, with 77.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There are many definite methods, honest and dishonest, which make people rich; the only "instinct" I know of which does it is that instinct which theological Christianity crudely describes as "the sin of avarice."
    G. K. Chesterton  --  The Fallacy of Success
  • It was the political, not the philosophical or theological, views of Socrates which finally got him into trouble.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • He had graduated from the university two years before and was now in his last months of theological school.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Therefore, there was the black leather Bible which I fished out of my suitcase just before the train pulled into Union Station, and also there was the address I inscribed in a large hand on the register, as if to decisively validate my dulcet-voiced and unguentary ministerial bearing: Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Otherwise, theology falls apart.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • He taught theology in the government high school in the village of Shahpur.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He is a very famous scholar, in medicine as well as theology.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Theology has changed, over the years: just deserts used to be what everyone could expect to get, in the end.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A theological speculation presented itself.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP Isa Whitney, brother of the late Elias Whitney, D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George’s, was much addicted to opium.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He preferred to use the sitting-room upstairs, which was more library than parlor, and was furnished with theological books and parchments, in which he delighted to bury himself for months at a time, according to his valet de chambre.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • His habit of theological reading gave him an expression of still greater gravity.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • "A new kind of man in the coloured world," I said to myself—"a new kind of man surely if he looks upon his task as an economic one instead of a theological one."
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Students of Peshawar’s madrassas, or Islamic theological schools, were trading in their books for Kalashnikovs and bandoliers and marching over the pass to join a movement that threatened to sweep Afghanistan’s widely despised rulers from power.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Blomkvist knocked on the door at 4:00 and explained to Pastor Margareta Strandh that he had come to seek advice on a theological matter.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • In my mind’s eye, I saw Jesus, with Colton on his lap, brushing past all the seminary degrees, knocking down theological treatises stacked high as skyscrapers, and boiling down fancy words like propitiation and soteriology to something a child could understand: "I had to die on the cross so that people on earth could come see my Dad.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • That is a question for theology.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He had studied Latin, Spanish, and theology.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • So he hired his first home care worker—a theology student named Tony—who helped him in and out of the pool, and in and out of his bathing suit.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Her theological tenets were all made up, labelled in most positive and distinct forms, and put by, like the bundles in her patch trunk; there were just so many of them, and there were never to be any more.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • You very well know, Porthos, that I continue to study theology for that purpose.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Besides, Mrs. Lynde says his theology wasn’t sound.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
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Associated words [difficulty]:   theology [2] , theologian [5] , anthropology [3] , archaeology [3] , etymology [7] , cosmology [8] , epistemology [8] , theologian [5]
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