[ thee-uh-loh-juhn, -jee-uhn ]
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  1. a person versed in theology, especially Christian theology; divine.

Origin of theologian

First recorded in 1475–85; theology + -an; replacing earlier theologien, from Middle French

Other words from theologian

  • an·ti·the·o·lo·gian, noun, adjective

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How to use theologian in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for theologian


/ (ˌθɪəˈləʊdʒɪən) /

  1. a person versed in or engaged in the study of theology, esp Christian theology

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Cultural definitions for theologian


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

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