Theologians

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.

 1 Martin Luther

Martin Luther
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Famous As: Father of Protestantism and Church Reformer
Birthdate: November 10, 1483
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: February 18, 1546

German monk Martin Luther challenged the dogmas of Roman Catholicism and the authority of the pope, in his Ninety-five Theses, and was thus excommunicated. His German translation of the Bible enriched the German culture, and his marriage set an example for clerical marriage. His teachings are now known as Lutherans.

 2 Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas
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Famous As: Philosophers, Theologian
Birthdate: January 28, 1225
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 7, 1274
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 3 Søren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 5, 1813
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish
Died: November 11, 1855

 4 Avicenna

Avicenna
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Famous As: Persian Plymath
Birthdate: 0980 AD
Nationality:
Died: May 31, 1037
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 5 Adi Shankara

Adi Shankara
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Famous As: Advaita Philosopher
Birthdate: 0788 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 0820 AD

 6 Jimmy Swaggart

Jimmy Swaggart
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Famous As: Singer, Theologian, Pianist
Birthdate: March 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 7 Cornel West

Cornel West
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Famous As: Theologian, Philosopher, University teacher, Actor, Critic, Writer
Birthdate: June 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 8 Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 16, 1098
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: September 17, 1179
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 9 William Tyndale

William Tyndale
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Nationality: British
Died: October 6, 1536

 10 William Penn

William Penn
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Famous As: Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania
Birthdate: October 14, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: July 30, 1718
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 11 Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: August 15, 1195
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Portuguese
Died: June 13, 1231

 12 Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: September 21, 1452
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 23, 1498

 13 Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: September 4, 1965

 14 Origen

Origen
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0184 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 0254 AD
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 15 Abdul Qadir Gilani

Abdul Qadir Gilani
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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: March 17, 1078
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Iranian
Died: February 21, 1166

 16 Israr Ahmed

Israr Ahmed
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: April 14, 2010
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 17 John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: February 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: August 11, 1890

 18 John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian
Birthdate: 1328 AD
Nationality: British
Died: December 31, 1384

 19 Muhammad al-Bukhari

Muhammad al-Bukhari
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Famous As: Islamic Scholar
Birthdate: July 19, 0810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Uzbekistan
Died: September 1, 0870

 20 George Pell

George Pell
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Famous As: Cardinal
Birthdate: June 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 21 Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab

Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1703 AD
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Died: June 22, 1792

 22 Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
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Famous As: Islamic Scholar, Reformer
Birthdate: June 14, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 28, 1921

 23 Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux
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Famous As: Abbot
Birthdate: 1090 AD
Nationality: French
Died: August 20, 1153

 24 John Hagee

John Hagee
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Famous As: Pastor, Theologian, Saxophonist
Birthdate: April 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 25 Roger Williams

Roger Williams
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: December 21, 1603
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, American
Died: 1683 AD

 26 Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: June 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 1, 1971

 27 Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Ahmad ibn Hanbal
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: 0780 AD
Nationality: Iraqi
Died: 0855 AD

 28 Barnabas

Barnabas
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Cypriot
Died: 0061 AD

 29 Francis Chan

Francis Chan
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Famous As: Theologian, Author
Birthdate: August 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 30 Ambrose

Ambrose
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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: 0340 AD
Nationality: Ancient Roman
Died: April 4, 0397

 31 Timothy M. Dolan

Timothy M. Dolan
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Famous As: Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest
Birthdate: February 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 32 Martin Niemöller

Martin Niemöller
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: March 6, 1984

 33 William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 34 R. C. Sproul

R. C. Sproul
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Famous As: Theologian, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Birthdate: February 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 35 Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley
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Famous As: Discoverer of Oxygen
Birthdate: March 24, 1733
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: February 6, 1804

 36 N. T. Wright

N. T. Wright
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: December 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 37 Max Lucado

Max Lucado
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Famous As: Theologian, Writer
Birthdate: January 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 38 Malik ibn Anas

Malik ibn Anas
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: 0711 AD
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Died: 0795 AD

 39 Shah Waliullah Dehlawi

Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
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Famous As: Muslim Scholar
Birthdate: February 21, 1703
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 20, 1762

 40 Anselm of Canterbury

Anselm of Canterbury
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1033 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 21, 1109

 41 Theodore McCarrick

Theodore McCarrick
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: July 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 42 Karl Barth

Karl Barth
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: May 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swiss
Died: December 10, 1968

 43 Peter Abelard

Peter Abelard
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1079 AD
Nationality: French
Died: April 21, 1142

 44 Paul Tillich

Paul Tillich
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Birthdate: August 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, American
Died: October 22, 1965

 45 Saints Cyril and Methodius

Saints Cyril and Methodius
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Famous As: Christian theologians
Birthdate: 0826 AD
Nationality: Greek
Died: February 4, 0869

 46 Clement of Alexandria

Clement of Alexandria
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0150 AD
Nationality: Greek
Died: 0215 AD

 47 Jacques Ellul

Jacques Ellul
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Famous As: Theologian, Philosopher, Writer, Sociologist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: May 19, 1994

 48 Karl Jaspers

Karl Jaspers
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Famous As: Philosopher, Psychiatrist, Physician, Theologian, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: February 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss, German
Died: February 26, 1969

 49 Bonaventure

Bonaventure
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1221 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 15, 1274

 50 Robert Bellarmine

Robert Bellarmine
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Famous As: Theologian, Writer, Librarian, University teacher, Catholic priest
Birthdate: October 4, 1542
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
Died: September 17, 1621
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