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Code Number:TH111E
Course Title:Theology I - "Searching for God in the World Today"

0. Introduction
0.2 Our Search for God and Theology

Introduction

Topic 0.2
Our Search for God and Theology

Objective: After this lesson, you will be able to explain the meaning, goals, and method of theology in AdU.

“SEE”

LET US “SEE”

A. Student’s View of “Theology”
B. The Story of Maria

A. Students’ View of “Theology”

Let us first talk about the word “theology.”

|1) Have you heard the word “theology” before? |2) What comes up to your mind when the word |3) Do you think we should study or learn about| |When, where, and from whom? |“theology” is mentioned? |“theology”? Explain your answer. | | | | | | | | |

The English word “theology” comes from two Greek words: theos + logos. theos means “god”, and logos means “word,” “speech,” “thought” or “reason”. In simple terms, theology is “thinking about God” or “speaking of God.”

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Many people think that “theology” is a big word, which only priests know and can speak about. They think that “theology” is something that is studied only in seminaries or known in churches. They think also that “theology” has nothing to do with everyday life or ordinary events by ordinary people like us. And those who studied “theology” think they are experts and majority of people are incapable of studying or learning “theology”. This gives an impression that “theology” is a difficult subject or something that many people are afraid of...