theologian

noun
theo·lo·gian | \ˌthē-ə-ˈlō-jən \

Definition of theologian 

: a specialist in theology

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The rice belt hugs Najaf, Shiite Islam's holiest city, where theologians and politicians have powerful influence. Philip Issa, Fox News, "Iraq bans farming summer crops as water crisis grows dire," 5 July 2018 Prominent Catholic organizations and theologians, however, have made their views known. New York Times, "Understanding Ireland’s Vote on Whether to Keep Its Abortion Ban," 25 May 2018 Limbo, some medieval theologians reasoned, must have been where Jesus went in the three days between his death and resurrection to free the virtuous souls who had perished before him but not had the opportunity to be redeemed by his sacrifice. John Hooper, WSJ, "How a $30 Million Renaissance Masterpiece Was Found," 21 May 2018 Billy Graham is the closest that Google can manage to an important theologian or philosopher. Franklin Foer, The Atlantic, "The Death of the Public Square," 6 July 2018 Writer and theologian Diana Butler Bass provided a comprehensive overview of the verse’s original context on Twitter. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The racist history of the Bible verse the White House uses to justify separating families," 15 June 2018 Some prime numbers are named after Marin Mersenne, a French theologian and mathematician who studied them in the early 17th century. Valencia Prashad, New York Times, "How a Church Deacon Found the Biggest Prime Number Yet (It Wasn’t as Hard as You Think)," 26 Jan. 2018 This adage comes from Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, poet, theologian and the founder of existentialism. kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June 2018 The school explains that its decisions about which contraceptives to cover under the plan were made in consultation with moral theologians and medical experts. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame students sue school, Trump administration over birth control co-pay policy," 27 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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theologian

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: a person who is an expert on theology

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