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[thee-uh-loh-juh n, -jee-uh n] /ˌθi əˈloʊ dʒən, -dʒi ən/
a person versed in theology, especially Christian theology; divine.
1475-85; theology + -an; replacing earlier theologien < Middle French
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antitheologian, noun, adjective Unabridged
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  • They also include theologians representing a variety of religions and views, from orthodox to progressive.
  • He's heard answers from lawyers, doctors, and theologians.
  • There are several preachers and theologians they all quote and praise a lot--names you will never hear in the press.
  • Many scientists and theologians have written about how one can accept both faith and the validity of biological evolution.
  • They reach the top only to discover that the theologians have already been there for centuries.
  • It is an age-old question which has attracted the attention of philosophers, theologians, lawyers and political theorists.
  • Reality without time is what theologians call eternity.
  • They're still considered to be preeminent theologians.
  • Even radical liberation theologians use apocalyptic language on occasion.
  • Guilt, then, seems to behave in the laboratory as theologians have long claimed it should.
British Dictionary definitions for theologians


a person versed in or engaged in the study of theology, esp Christian theology
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Word Origin and History for theologians



late 15c., from Old French theologien (14c.); see theology. A petty or paltry theologist is a theologaster (1620s), coined in Medieval Latin by Martin Luther (1518).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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theologians in Culture

theologian definition

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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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