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I. Terminology

1. History of the concept.

Today the term theology (ϑεολογία/theología) is usually used in the sense established in Christianity over a long history: it denotes systematic reflection on and explication of the fundamental content of the Christian faith (see II below), as practiced in the conte…

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Schwöbel, Christoph, “Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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