Search Guide

Search Tips:  

Enter only the first few characters, then scroll to the word.  Do not type in umlauts – ä, ö, ü -, only the letter – a, o, u -, then scroll to the word.

The German-English Dictionary of Religion and Theology has been created as a companion to Theological German: A Reading Course (see Textbook tab).  We are working on tips that may help to use the Online Dictionary program more effectively. You will also find a complete list of all abbreviations and labels we are using in the Dictionary.

Here are the links to our list of Abbreviations and the User Manual:  Abbreviations & User Manual

There are other online dictionaries, which are good for finding general vocabulary:
There are also translators like the Google translator:

They are useful only for short and simple phrases and sentences. However, they cannot be trusted and are useless for the more complex and nuanced constructions we generally find in theological German texts.