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the·ol·o·gize

 (thē-ŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. the·ol·o·gized, the·ol·o·giz·ing, the·ol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To make theological in form or significance.
v.intr.
To speculate about theology.

the·ol′o·giz′er n.

theologize

(θɪˈɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

theologise

vb
1. (Theology) (intr) to speculate upon theological subjects, engage in theological study or discussion, or formulate theological arguments
2. (Theology) (tr) to render theological or treat from a theological point of view
theˌologiˈzation, theˌologiˈsation n
theˈoloˌgizer, theˈoloˌgiser n

theologize


Past participle: theologized
Gerund: theologizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I theologized
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Present Continuous
I am theologizing
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Present Perfect
I have theologized
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Past Continuous
I was theologizing
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be theologizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would theologize
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Past Conditional
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Verb1.theologize - treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
2.theologize - make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
References in classic literature ?
But you know how the theologians in their collegiate chairs, and philosophers in their controversies, occasionally say cruel truths; let us suppose for the moment that we are theologizing in a social way, or even philosophically, and I will say to you, rude as it may seem, `My brother, you sacrifice greatly to pride; you may be above others, but above you there is God.
Are we theologizing about the realities and virtual realities to which the Web exposes us, changing our interrelationships, individual, corporate, and ecclesiastical?
Paul Hiebert, for example, has argued that, in dealing with the issue of "global theologizing," Christian theologians should "develop a metatheological framework that enables them to understand, compare, and evaluate local theologies, the questions each is seeking to answer, and the sociocultural contexts in which each must define the gospel.
Clericalism, though not necessarily arising from religious fundamentalism, confines the role of leadership and theologizing in the church to the "all boys club.
I remember reading Chung Hyung Kyung's radical book Struggle to be the Sun, books on contextual theologizing of shamanism emanating from Korean theologians (fundamental resources to my study), as well as works of Namsoon Kang, appearing in ecumenical journals, which in recent years have provided a fountain of enriching theological motifs.
With her simple doctrine--her "little way"--she stripped away the sediment of centuries of theologizing and put the Church back in touch with the "heart of the Gospel.
With the growth of churches in the South and East, they're beginning to do their own theologizing.
Paul's theologizing of his suffering for the sake of the gospel has been poorly preached in an effort to keep suffering people quiet and oppressed people in their place.
Although a professional theologian makes a career out of doing theology (usually in colleges and universities), all believers spend a certain amount of time theologizing whenever we ponder the great questions of life's meaning within the context of faith.
Some of the theologizing may be lost on the uninitiated.
This lack of precision can be found throughout anthropology and is certainly not unique to these books, but it does preclude coherent theologizing about the concept.
In the main, this theologizing does not detract from his love for classical scholarship or his meditations on myth.