Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is learned in theology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who studies theology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person well versed in theology; a professor of theology or divinity; a divine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Theological.
  • n. A man skilled in theology, especially Christian theology; a divine.
  • n. A professor of or writer on theology; any person versed in theology; as, the lawyer was a very respectable theologian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology

Etymologies

theology +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • A much happier outcome for the speculative, self-educated theologian is to be found in the example of Hans Urs von Balthasar.

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  • Well, having read the book just recently and being a person who, while no theologian, is pretty familiar with the New Testament and the early days of the Christian faith, I was still finding myself wondering what the hell the story was talking about at certain points.

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  • According to Venerable Bede, a seventh century Anglo Saxon theologian, the English word

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  • In a Church a major difference between a laymember and a theologian is that the theologian usually has a greater knowledge of the Church’s history.

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  • After my testimony as to our convictions and intentions, we asked the judge if we could call theologian Stanley Hauerwas as an expert witness.

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  • Frederick Denison Maurice later became well known as a theologian and Christian-socialist educational reformer.

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  • From the rabbi's introduction and her opening remarks it was clear that Horn could be called a theologian, a scholar, a professor and a mom.

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  • The Mussulman doctors entertain similar opinions and similar disputes, because they have the same interest to actuate them; but the universal theologian, that is to say, the true philosopher, sees that it is contradictory for nature to act on particular or single views; that it is ridiculous to imagine God occupying Himself in forcing one man in Europe to obey Him, while

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  • If it was indeed 'inspired by God', then to paraphrase theologian Keith Ward, God was very definitely not interested in making himself clear - as a Omnipotent Being ought to be able to, if It so desired.

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