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theologian

[ thee-uh-loh-juhn, -jee-uhn ]
/ ˌθi əˈloʊ dʒən, -dʒi ən /
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noun

a person versed in theology, especially Christian theology; divine.

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Origin of theologian

1475–85; theology + -an; replacing earlier theologien<Middle French

OTHER WORDS FROM theologian

an·ti·the·o·lo·gian, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for theologian

theologian
/ (ˌθɪəˈləʊdʒɪən) /

noun

a person versed in or engaged in the study of theology, esp Christian theology
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Cultural definitions for theologian

theologian

A person who engages in theology. Some notable theologians are Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, John Calvin, and Martin Luther.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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