Many speak of theology as a science of religion [instead of "science of God"] because they disbelieve that there is any knowledge of God to be attained.Prof. R. Flint (Enc. Brit.).
Theology is ordered knowledge; representing in the region of the intellect what religion represents in the heart and life of man.Gladstone.
Natural theology. See Ascetic, Natural. --
Moral theology, that phase of theology which is concerned with moral character and conduct. --
Revealed theology, theology which is to be learned only from revelation. --
Scholastic theology, theology as taught by the scholastics, or as prosecuted after their principles and methods. --
Speculative theology, theology as founded upon, or influenced by, speculation or metaphysical philosophy. --
Systematic theology, that branch of theology of which the aim is to reduce all revealed truth to a series of statements that together shall constitute an organized whole.
E. G. Robinson (Johnson's Cyc.).
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