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|Noun||1.||Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches|
free grace, grace of God, grace - (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
Christology - the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ
Jesuitism, Jesuitry - the theology or the practices of the Jesuits (often considered to be casuistic)
polemics - the branch of Christian theology devoted to the refutation of errors
soteriology - the branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency
Nativity, Virgin Birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
Parousia, Second Advent, Second Coming, Second Coming of Christ, Advent - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
agape - (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
grace, saving grace, state of grace - (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace"
consubstantial - regarded as the same in substance or essence (as of the three persons of the Trinity)