theologizer


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the·ol·o·gize

 (thē-ŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. the·ol·o·gized, the·ol·o·giz·ing, the·ol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To make theological in form or significance.
v.intr.
To speculate about theology.

the·ol′o·giz′er n.
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Noun1.theologizer - 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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Paul's doctrine is seen as the equivalent of that of Nathan of Gaza, the "theologizer" of Shabbetai's movement.
Perhaps they will not satisfy the American doctrinaire, the theologizer." We Hold These Truths, 77.
aims at historical reconstruction of the following areas: the early Paul's formative influences, positions, and attitudes, his status as Apostle to the Gentiles and his letter-writing activities, Paul as "the theologizer" and "the model ascetic," Paul as portrayed in later apocryphal works.