Religion vs Theology
Religion and Theology are two terms that are often confused when it comes to their study. Religion is based on faiths and beliefs when it comes to the acceptance of superhuman powers in the form of God or Gods. On the other hand theology is the study of theistic thought. This is especially true of Christianity. Theism is the acceptance of the presence of God or superhuman power.
In short it can be said that theology works on religion. Religious facts and thoughts should have been established in the first place for the subject of theology to develop. Theology is in fact based on religion. It is a system of theistic especially Christian religion.
Religion does not deal with any sort of rational analysis. On the other hand theology deals with the rational analysis of a religious faith. Religious leaders work with the idea of establishing certain concepts and truths about the existence of God and the so-called superhuman powers.
On the other hand theological leaders work with the idea of establishing proofs rationally and analyzing the so called religious truths already established by religious leaders. This is the main difference between religion and theology.
Religion deals also with the customs and manners followed by a certain community or society when it comes to practicing any particular belief or faith. On the other hand theology does not deal with the customs and manners followed by a community or society but it only tries to examine and critically analyze the principles laid in any given religion.
It is interesting to note that both the branches of religion and theology have their own leaders. The religious leaders establish religious truths whereas theological leaders establish analytical truths. These are the differences between religion and theology.