theologian

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the·o·lo·gi·an

 (thē′ə-lō′jən)
n.
One who is learned in theology.

theologian

(ˌθɪəˈləʊdʒɪən)
n
(Theology) a person versed in or engaged in the study of theology, esp Christian theology

the•o•lo•gian

(ˌθi əˈloʊ dʒən, -dʒi ən)

n.
a person versed in theology.
[1475–85; < Middle French theologien]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theologian - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
Church Father, Father of the Church, Father - (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
Doctor of the Church, Doctor - (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
eschatologist - a theologian who specializes in eschatology
futurist - a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
presentist - a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) are being fulfilled at the present time
preterist - a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
Translations
لاهوتي، عالِم لاهوت
teolog
teolog
théologienthéologienne
teológus
guîfræîingur
teológ
dinbilimciilâhiyatçı

theologian

[θɪəˈləʊdʒɪən] Nteólogo/a m/f

theologian

[ˌθiːəˈləʊdʒən] nthéologien(ne) m/f

theologian

nTheologe m, → Theologin f

theologian

[θɪəˈləʊdʒ/ɛ7ən] nteologo/a

theology

(θiˈolədʒi) noun
the study of God and religious belief.
ˌtheoˈlogical (-ˈlo-) adjective
theoˈlogically (-ˈlo-) adverb
ˌtheoˈlogian (-ˈloudʒiən) noun
a person who studies, or is an expert in, theology.
References in classic literature ?
London is religion's opportunity--not the decorous religion of theologians, but anthropomorphic, crude.
"Down with them!" put in little Jehan, as counterpoint; "down with Master Andry, the beadles and the scribes; the theologians, the doctors and the decretists; the procurators, the electors and the rector!"
In old times, you see, a man who wanted to educate himself--a Frenchman, for instance--would have set to work to study all the classics and theologians and tragedians and historiaris and philosophers, and, you know, all the intellectual work that came in his way.
On the other hand, I must plead, for I have an affectionate partiality towards the rector's memory, that he was not vindictive--and some philanthropists have been so; that he was not intolerant--and there is a rumour that some zealous theologians have not been altogether free from that blemish; that although he would probably have declined to give his body to be burned in any public cause, and was far from bestowing all his goods to feed the poor, he had that charity which has sometimes been lacking to very illustrious virtue--he was tender to other men's failings, and unwilling to impute evil.
So down they sat, And to thir viands fell, nor seemingly The Angel, nor in mist, the common gloss Of Theologians, but with keen dispatch Of real hunger, and concoctive heate To transubstantiate; what redounds, transpires Through Spirits with ease; nor wonder; if by fire Of sooty coal the Empiric Alchimist Can turn, or holds it possible to turn Metals of drossiest Ore to perfet Gold As from the Mine.
For all sins, as theologians weary not of reminding us, are sins of disobedience.
But this is certain, and an opinion commonly received among theologians, that the action by which he now sustains it is the same with that by which he originally created it; so that even although he had from the beginning given it no other form than that of chaos, provided only he had established certain laws of nature, and had lent it his concurrence to enable it to act as it is wont to do, it may be believed, without discredit to the miracle of creation, that, in this way alone, things purely material might, in course of time, have become such as we observe them at present; and their nature is much more easily conceived when they are beheld coming in this manner gradually into existence, than when they are only considered as produced at once in a finished and perfect state.
But you know how the theologians in their collegiate chairs, and philosophers in their controversies, occasionally say cruel truths; let us suppose for the moment that we are theologizing in a social way, or even philosophically, and I will say to you, rude as it may seem, `My brother, you sacrifice greatly to pride; you may be above others, but above you there is God.'"
Theologians think it a pretty air-castle to talk of the Spiritual meaning of a ship or a cloud, of a city or a contract, but they prefer to come again to the solid ground of historical evidence; and even the poets are contented with a civil and conformed manner of living, and to write poems from the fancy, at a safe distance from their own experience.
And lastly, were I a theologian, I would tell him that the scheme of the Divine Redemption, according to St.
What is your theologian's ecstasy but Mahomet's houri in the dark?
She was no theologian, but she felt that here was a very foolish old man, as well as a very irreligious one.