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the·o·lo·gi·an

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

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

(ˌθi əˈloʊ dʒən, -dʒi ən)

n.
a person versed in theology.
[1475–85; < Middle French theologien]
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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
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Translations
لاهوتي، عالِم لاهوت
teolog
teolog
théologienthéologienne
teológus
guîfræîingur
teológ
dinbilimciilâhiyatçı

theologian

[θɪəˈləʊdʒɪən] Nteólogo/a m/f
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theologian

[ˌθiːəˈləʊdʒən] nthéologien(ne) m/f
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theologian

nTheologe m, → Theologin f
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theologian

[θɪəˈləʊdʒ/ɛ7ən] nteologo/a
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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.
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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?
He must be a theologian, so as to be able to give a clear and distinctive reason for the Christian faith he professes, wherever it may be asked of him.
"No," answered the theologian of the time of King Hans: "that book is not written by a Heiberg, but was imprinted by Godfrey von Gehmen."
A recreant of James's time was momentarily perverted from his religion by the arguments of that great theologian, and the fortunes of the family somewhat restored by his timely weakness.
Martin Luther translated twenty of these fables, and was urged by Melancthon to complete the whole; while Gottfried Arnold, the celebrated Lutheran theologian, and librarian to Frederick I, king of Prussia, mentions that the great Reformer valued the Fables of Aesop next after the Holy Scriptures.
Summerlee, the veteran Professor of Comparative Anatomy, rose among the audience, a tall, thin, bitter man, with the withered aspect of a theologian. He wished, he said, to ask Professor Challenger whether the results to which he had alluded in his remarks had been obtained during a journey to the headwaters of the Amazon made by him two years before.
It was no use trying to eat the stew, and yet the thing she most dreaded was to offend the gypsies, by betraying her extremely unfavorable opinion of them; and she wondered, with a keenness of interest that no theologian could have exceeded, whether, if the Devil were really present, he would know her thoughts.
"PARIDIEU!" said D'Artagnan to himself, to whose mind the niece of the theologian reverted, "PARDIEU, it would be droll if this belated dove should be in search of our friend's house.
She was no theologian, but she felt that here was a very foolish old man, as well as a very irreligious one.
"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.