[thee-uh-loh-juhn, -jee-uhn]
a person versed in theology, especially Christian theology; divine.

1475–85; theology + -an; replacing earlier theologien < Middle French

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

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from O.Fr. theologien (14c.); see theology. A petty or paltry theologist is a theologaster (1620s), coined in M.L. by Martin Luther (1518).
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theologian definition

A person who engages in theology. Some notable theologians are Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, John Calvin, and Martin Luther.

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Example sentences
He was a physician as well as a theologian and a poet, amiable and humane in
  character, and greatly beloved.
He was also a theologian, and could meet his opponents on their own ground.
He was a theologian who spent only a few years on mathematics and physics.
On top of these accomplishments she was a doctor, a theologian, and a poet.
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