Theology studies the things of revelation as opposed to the things of faith; the revealed as opposed to the believed. Theology will remain in heaven, but faith will not; Christ had the most perfect theology in this life, but no faith (even on the part of his human intellect, the reason given here). Theology, as such, does not connote imperfection; but faith does.
By insisting on the difference between “faith and reason” we run the risk of seeing theology as dealing with matters of faith as such. We have to begin seeing theology as opposed or distinguished from faith. As soon as I saw this I thought I saw a giant door open up to a world of sunshine and angels.
Theology is truly faith seeking understanding; but more properly it is the revealed revealing. It is he act of our potential with regard to knowledge of the revealed. for this reason, we might also account for theology as our participation in the revealed.