HyperDic: theologist

English > 1 sense of the word theologist:
NOUNperson theologist, theologian, theologizer, theologisersomeone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
English > theologist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology.
Synonymstheologian, theologizer, theologiser
InstancesAbelard, Peter Abelard, Pierre AbelardFrench philosopher and theologian
Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan
Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology
AriusA Greek who was a Christian theologian active in Alexandria and who was declared a heretic for his doctrines about God (which came to be known as Arianism) (256?-336)
Arminius, Jacobus Arminius, Jacob Harmensen, Jakob HermandszoonDutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
Arnold of BresciaItalian theologian who censured the worldly possessions of monks and the temporal power of bishops and was condemned for dogmatic errors by the Second Lateran Council (early 12th century)
Athanasius, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Athanasius the Great(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism
Augustine, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Augustine of Hippo(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church
Barth, Karl BarthSwiss Protestant theologian (1886-1968)
Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies / heresies of the 4th century
Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede(Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
Bellarmine, Bellarmino, Cardinal Bellarmine, Roberto Francesco Romolo BellarmineItalian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich BonhoefferGerman Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world
Bultmann, Rudolf Bultmann, Rudolf Karl BultmannA Lutheran theologian in Germany (1884-1976)
Calvin, John Calvin, Jean Cauvin, Jean Caulvin, Jean ChauvinSwiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
Duns Scotus, John Duns ScotusScottish theologian who was very influential in the Middle Ages (1265-1308)
Eck, Johann Eck, Johann Maier Eck, Johann MaierA German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
Eckhart, Johannes Eckhart, Meister EckhartGerman Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
Edwards, Jonathan EdwardsAmerican theologian whose sermons and writings stimulated a period of renewed interest in religion in America (1703-1758)
Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, Gerhard Gerhards, Geert GeertsDutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe
Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen(Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies / heresies
Hooker, Richard HookerEnglish theologian (1554-1600)
Hopkins, Mark HopkinsUnited States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, St. Ignatius of Loyola, LoyolaSpaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus
Jansen, Cornelis Jansen, Cornelius JanseniusA Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, Hieronymus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate)
John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom(Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople
Knox, John KnoxScottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)
Luther, Martin LutherGerman theologian who led the Reformation
Melanchthon, Philipp Melanchthon, Philipp SchwarzerdGerman theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)
Newman, John Henry Newman, Cardinal NewmanEnglish prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement
Niebuhr, Reinhold NiebuhrUnited States Protestant theologian (1892-1971)
OrigenGreek philosopher and theologian who reinterpreted Christian doctrine through the philosophy of Neoplatonism
Pusey, Edward Pusey, Edward Bouverie PuseyEnglish theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
Socinus, Faustus Socinus, Fausto Paolo SozziniItalian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
Swedenborg, Svedberg, Emanuel Swedenborg, Emanuel SvedbergSwedish theologian (1688-1772)
Tertullian, Quintus Septimius Florens TertullianusCarthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)
Tillich, Paul Tillich, Paul Johannes TillichUnited States theologian (born in Germany) (1886-1965)
Watts, Isaac WattsEnglish poet and theologian (1674-1748)
Wycliffe, John Wycliffe, Wickliffe, John Wickliffe, Wyclif, John Wyclif, Wiclif, John WiclifEnglish theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
Zinzendorf, Count Nikolaus Ludwig von ZinzendorfGerman theologian (1700-1760)
Zwingli, Ulrich Zwingli, Huldreich ZwingliSwiss theologian whose sermons began the Reformation in Switzerland (1484-1531)
NarrowerChurch Father, Father of the Church, Father(Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine
Doctor of the Church, Doctor(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
eschatologistA theologian who specializes in eschatology
futuristA theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
presentistA theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) are being fulfilled at the present time
preteristA theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled
Broaderscholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
Spanishteóloga, teólogo
Nounstheologythe learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary)
theologya particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
theologythe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

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