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  1. The systematic study of the existence and nature of the divine and its relationship to and influence upon other being.
  2. The systematic study of Christian revelation concerning God’s nature and purpose, esp through the teaching of the Church. 
  3. A specific system, form, or branch of this study, esp for those preparing for the ministry or priesthood.

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  1. The study of religious doctrines and matters of divinity; specif., the study of God and the relations between God, humankind, and the universe
  2. A specific formulation or systematisation of religious doctrine or belief as set forth by a given religion or denomination or by one or more individuals

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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