Theology

Description

Theology is the systematic study of the nature of the divine and, more broadly, of religious belief. It is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities and seminaries. It occupies itself with the unique content of analyzing the supernatural, but also deals with religious epistemology, asks and seeks to answer the question of revelation. Revelation pertains to the acceptance of God, gods, or deities, as not only transcendent or above the natural world, but also willing and able to interact with the natural world and, in particular, to reveal themselves to humankind. While theology has turned into a secular field, religious adherents still consider theology to be a discipline that helps them live and understand concepts such as life and love and that helps them lead lives of obedience to the deities they follow or worship.

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Second Level Subjects

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Religious observance
Buddhism, Hinduism
Islam
Judaism
Christianity
Catholicism
Protestant
Baptist
Lutheran
Methodist
Occultism
Charismatic Religions
Baha'i

Organizations relating to Theology

World Evangelical Alliance / Deerfield IL, USA / Est. 1951
World Methodist Council / Lake Junaluska NC, USA / Est. 1881
Catholic International Education Office / Rome, Italy / Est. 1952
World Communion of Reformed Churches / Hannover, Germany / Est. 2010
B'nai B'rith International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1843
Islamic Broadcasting Union / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1975
International Association for Religious Freedom / London, UK / Est. 1900
Maccabi World Union / Ramat Gan, Israel / Est. 1921
Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization / Rabat, Morocco / Est. 1982
International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists / Tel Aviv, Israel
JCC Global / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1947
Conférence des évêques latins dans les régions arabes / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1962
International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services / Est. 1961
European Association for Jewish Studies / Oxford, UK / Est. 1981
Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions / Manama, Bahrain / Est. 1990
International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care / Eindhoven, Netherlands / Est. 1950
Society for Medieval Canon Law / Keele, UK / Est. 1988
Inter-Territorial Catholic Bishops' Conference / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Est. 1971
Federation of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Oceania / Waigani, Papua New Guinea / Est. 1992
Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry / Reading, UK / Est. 1935
World Jewish Restitution Organization / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1992
European Theological Libraries / Est. 1961
International Society for Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature / Salzburg, Austria / Est. 2002
Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference / Pretoria, South Africa / Est. 1947
Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas / New York NY, USA / Est. 1960
European Society of Women in Theological Research / Innsbruck, Austria / Est. 1986
International League of Non-Religious and Atheists / Overath, Germany / Est. 1972
Middle East Council of Churches / Beirut, Lebanon / Est. 1974
Indo-Pacific Theosophical Federation / Auckland, New Zealand / Est. 1978
Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World / Manama, Bahrain / Est. 2009
Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies / Surabaya, Indonesia / Est. 2001
International Secretariat for Scientific Questions / Doetinchem, Netherlands / Est. 1951
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1964
Pontifical Council for Social Communications / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1948
Secrétariat international des ingénieurs, des agronomes et des cadres économiques catholiques / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1951
Nordic Institute of Mission and Ecumenical Research / Stavanger, Norway / Est. 1975
Institute for Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1965
International Council for Evangelical Theological Education / Wheaton IL, USA / Est. 1980
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity / Rome, Italy / Est. 1960
Islamic Presentation Centre International / Birmingham, UK / Est. 1984
International Association of Buddhist Culture / Kyoto, Japan / Est. 1980
Comisión de Estudios de Historia de la Iglesia en América Latina / San Antonio TX, USA / Est. 1973
International Bible Students Association / London, UK / Est. 1914
Instituto Teológico Pastoral para América Latina / Bogota, Colombia / Est. 1972
Islamic University of Technology / Gazipur, Bangladesh / Est. 1979
International Institute of Catechetics and Pastoral Studies / Namur, Belgium
Institut de recherches et d'études sur le monde arabe et musulman / Aix-en-Provence, France / Est. 1964
Swedenborg Society / London, UK / Est. 1810
Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology / Rome, Italy / Est. 1925
Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1994

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