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“Theology” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith

“Theology is the study of God and of God’s ways.  For all we know, dung beetles may study us and our ways and call it humanology.  If so, we would probably be more touched and amused than irritated.  One hopes that God feels likewise.”

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Romans 16:25-27

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