List of famous theologians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A theologian may refer to someone who is specialized in the study of god and various religious beliefs and delve into the subject of religion and rational questions relating to god. They are educated and well versed in the various concepts, ideas, notions and the approaches to god and religious beliefs. Theologists may have acquired a formal degree in religious studies, philosophy or may be a part of any religious organization or place of faith. The English word theology came into existence in 1362 and by the 17th century it became recognized field of study and practice. Theologists may be involved in the study of either one religion or they may also be well versed in different religions that exist around the world. The different kinds of theologists may include Christian Theologists, Hindu theologists, Buddhist theologists, Jewish theologists and Islamic theologists. The various disciplines that come under the frame work of theology include anthropology of religion, comparative religion, and history of religion, philosophy of religion, psychology of religion and sociology of religion. Here is an exhaustive compilation of some of the world’s famous theologists, learn more about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Paul Tillich Paul Tillich
German, American

Cometan Cometan
British
Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard
Danish
Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
American

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge
British
Cornel WestCornel West
American
OrigenOrigen
Egyptian
Jan HusJan Hus
Czech

John WycliffeJohn Wycliffe
British
George PellGeorge Pell
Australian
Francis ChanFrancis Chan
American

Martin NiemöllerMartin Niemöller
German
William Lane CraigWilliam Lane Craig
American
IrenaeusIrenaeus
Turkish, Ancient Roman
John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
Turkish

PolycarpPolycarp
Turkish
Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg
Swedish
John HageeJohn Hagee
American

John WinthropJohn Winthrop
British
AriusArius
Libyan
Timothy M. DolanTimothy M. Dolan
American
R. C. SproulR. C. Sproul
American

Max LucadoMax Lucado
American
Israr AhmedIsrar Ahmed
Pakistani
Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
British

George WhitefieldGeorge Whitefield
British
Clement of AlexandriaClement of Alexandria
Israeli
Ali al-SistaniAli al-Sistani
Iraqi
Francis de SalesFrancis de Sales
French, Italian

Alvin PlantingaAlvin Plantinga
American
Akhmad KadyrovAkhmad Kadyrov
Kazakh, Russian
Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
British

Karl JaspersKarl Jaspers
Swiss, German
PelagiusPelagius
Ancient Roman
Erwin McManusErwin McManus
American
Adnan OktarAdnan Oktar
Turkish

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
Czech
Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
French
Michael ServetusMichael Servetus
Spanish

Friedrich SchleiermacherFriedrich Schleiermacher
German, Polish
Omar Abdel-RahmanOmar Abdel-Rahman
Egyptian
Ashraf Ali ThanwiAshraf Ali Thanwi
Indian
Edir MacedoEdir Macedo
Brazilian

Shmuley BoteachShmuley Boteach
American
Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
American
John WitherspoonJohn Witherspoon
American

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing
German
Daniel BerriganDaniel Berrigan
American
Marcel LefebvreMarcel Lefebvre
French
Dionysius the AreopagiteDionysius the Areopagite
-

Jean-Marie LustigerJean-Marie Lustiger
French
Robert BellarmineRobert Bellarmine
Italian
Thomas à KempisThomas à Kempis
German

Jakob BöhmeJakob Böhme
German, Polish
Hans Urs von BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
Swiss
Oswald ChambersOswald Chambers
British
Maximus the ConfessorMaximus the Confessor
Georgian

Ahmed el-TayebAhmed el-Tayeb
Egyptian
Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
John Shelby SpongJohn Shelby Spong
American

Martin Adolf BormannMartin Adolf Bormann
German
John StottJohn Stott
British
Karl RahnerKarl Rahner
German
Pope Adrian VIPope Adrian VI
German, Dutch

Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
Austrian, American
Gabriele AmorthGabriele Amorth
Italian
Mary DalyMary Daly
American

Rudolf BultmannRudolf Bultmann
German
Abraham KuyperAbraham Kuyper
-
Ahmad KhomeiniAhmad Khomeini
-
William PaleyWilliam Paley
British

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
German
Jacobus ArminiusJacobus Arminius
Dutch
Angelo SodanoAngelo Sodano
Italian

Rudolf OttoRudolf Otto
German
Jürgen MoltmannJürgen Moltmann
German
Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet
French
Nicolas MalebrancheNicolas Malebranche
French