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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!"
"Are those the theologians? I thought they were the white geese given by Sainte-Geneviève to the city, for the fief of Roogny."
"PARIDIEU!" said D'Artagnan to himself, to whose mind the niece of the theologian reverted, "PARDIEU, it would be droll if this belated dove should be in search of our friend's house.
He must be a theologian, so as to be able to give a clear and distinctive reason for the Christian faith he professes, wherever it may be asked of him.
"No," answered the theologian of the time of King Hans: "that book is not written by a Heiberg, but was imprinted by Godfrey von Gehmen."
A recreant of James's time was momentarily perverted from his religion by the arguments of that great theologian, and the fortunes of the family somewhat restored by his timely weakness.
Martin Luther translated twenty of these fables, and was urged by Melancthon to complete the whole; while Gottfried Arnold, the celebrated Lutheran theologian, and librarian to Frederick I, king of Prussia, mentions that the great Reformer valued the Fables of Aesop next after the Holy Scriptures.
Summerlee, the veteran Professor of Comparative Anatomy, rose among the audience, a tall, thin, bitter man, with the withered aspect of a theologian. He wished, he said, to ask Professor Challenger whether the results to which he had alluded in his remarks had been obtained during a journey to the headwaters of the Amazon made by him two years before.
It was no use trying to eat the stew, and yet the thing she most dreaded was to offend the gypsies, by betraying her extremely unfavorable opinion of them; and she wondered, with a keenness of interest that no theologian could have exceeded, whether, if the Devil were really present, he would know her thoughts.
CHICAGO * African-American and Latino American Catholic theologians have come together to release a joint statement against racist and anti-immigrant sentiment and action.
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.
Many, arguably most, of the most important theologians in the history of the church have been clergy--Theophilus, Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Calvin, Baxter, Edwards, Wesley, et al.