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theologian

a person versed in or engaged in the study of theology, esp Christian theology
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Down with the six theologians, with their white surplices
For all sins, as theologians weary not of reminding us, are sins of disobedience.
But this is certain, and an opinion commonly received among theologians, that the action by which he now sustains it is the same with that by which he originally created it; so that even although he had from the beginning given it no other form than that of chaos, provided only he had established certain laws of nature, and had lent it his concurrence to enable it to act as it is wont to do, it may be believed, without discredit to the miracle of creation, that, in this way alone, things purely material might, in course of time, have become such as we observe them at present; and their nature is much more easily conceived when they are beheld coming in this manner gradually into existence, than when they are only considered as produced at once in a finished and perfect state.
But you know how the theologians in their collegiate chairs, and philosophers in their controversies, occasionally say cruel truths; let us suppose for the moment that we are theologizing in a social way, or even philosophically, and I will say to you, rude as it may seem, `My brother, you sacrifice greatly to pride; you may be above others, but above you there is God.
consider that pious and learned theologians have spent long lives in
So down they sat, And to thir viands fell, nor seemingly The Angel, nor in mist, the common gloss Of Theologians, but with keen dispatch Of real hunger, and concoctive heate To transubstantiate; what redounds, transpires Through Spirits with ease; nor wonder; if by fire Of sooty coal the Empiric Alchimist Can turn, or holds it possible to turn Metals of drossiest Ore to perfet Gold As from the Mine.
On the other hand, I must plead, for I have an affectionate partiality towards the rector's memory, that he was not vindictive--and some philanthropists have been so; that he was not intolerant--and there is a rumour that some zealous theologians have not been altogether free from that blemish; that although he would probably have declined to give his body to be burned in any public cause, and was far from bestowing all his goods to feed the poor, he had that charity which has sometimes been lacking to very illustrious virtue--he was tender to other men's failings, and unwilling to impute evil.
Theologians think it a pretty air-castle to talk of the Spiritual meaning of a ship or a cloud, of a city or a contract, but they prefer to come again to the solid ground of historical evidence; and even the poets are contented with a civil and conformed manner of living, and to write poems from the fancy, at a safe distance from their own experience.
Theological professors Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan in The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, and pastors Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson in The Pastor-Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Vision contend pastors will find their identity as theologians.
THEOLOGIAN Andreas Pitsillides plans to appeal a decision by Church authorities by which he has been excommunicated for deviating from Christian Orthodox doctrine.
Sweeney pointed out that Jonathan Edwards, despite his later fame, was by no means the only pastor theologian of his day.
Chapters 3 and 4 comprise the second part, which presents the foundational contributions of Fernand Dumont, Catholic sociologist (and eventually theologian) who chaired the Dumont Commission on behalf of the Quebec bishops; and Jacques Grand'Maison, priest, pastoral theologian, and political scientist.