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Definition: Ascetic theology
, n.; pl. Theologies
. [L. theologia, Gr.
?; ? God + ? discourse: cf. F. th['e]ologie. See Theism
The science of God or of religion; the science which treats
of the existence, character, and attributes of God, his laws
and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the
duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly
understood) “the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures,
the systematic exhibition of revealed truth, the science of
Christian faith and life.”
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.
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
, that phase of theology which is concerned
with moral character and conduct.
, theology which is to be learned only
, theology as taught by the scholastics,
or as prosecuted after their principles and methods.
, theology as founded upon, or
influenced by, speculation or metaphysical philosophy.
, 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.).
In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary
and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme
self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse;
hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self-denial in
I am far from commending those ascetics that take up
their quarters in deserts. --Norris.
, the science which treats of the practice
of the theological and moral virtues, and the counsels of
perfection. --Am. Cyc.