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.

Origen Origen
Egyptian

Roger Williams Roger Williams
British, American

Paul Tillich Paul Tillich
German, American

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Cometan Cometan
British

Cornel WestCornel West
American

Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
American

Israr AhmedIsrar Ahmed
Pakistani
Abdul Qadir GilaniAbdul Qadir Gilani
Iranian

BarnabasBarnabas
Cypriot
Muhammad ibn Abd al-WahhabMuhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
Saudi Arabian

Bernard of ClairvauxBernard of Clairvaux
French

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg
American
John HageeJohn Hagee
American

Francis ChanFrancis Chan
American
N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
British

William Lane CraigWilliam Lane Craig
American

George PellGeorge Pell
Australian

R. C. SproulR. C. Sproul
American

Al-Shafi‘iAl-Shafi‘i
Saudi Arabian
Malik ibn AnasMalik ibn Anas
Saudi Arabian

AmbroseAmbrose
Ancient Roman

Max LucadoMax Lucado
American

Shah Waliullah DehlawiShah Waliullah Dehlawi
Indian
Timothy M. DolanTimothy M. Dolan
American
Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
American

Saints Cyril and MethodiusSaints Cyril and Methodius
Greek

Peter AbelardPeter Abelard
French

Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
French
Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
Egyptian

Adnan OktarAdnan Oktar
Turkish
John WitherspoonJohn Witherspoon
American

Clement of AlexandriaClement of Alexandria
Greek

Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
British
Ashraf Ali ThanwiAshraf Ali Thanwi
Indian

Ali al-SistaniAli al-Sistani
Iraqi
Alvin PlantingaAlvin Plantinga
American

Johann Gottfried HerderJohann Gottfried Herder
German, Polish

Karl JaspersKarl Jaspers
Swiss, German
Pseudo-Dionysius the AreopagitePseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
Ancient Roman

Edir MacedoEdir Macedo
Brazilian
Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
British

PelagiusPelagius
Ancient Roman

Jakob BöhmeJakob Böhme
German, Polish

Isaac LuriaIsaac Luria
Israeli
Hans Urs von BalthasarHans Urs von Balthasar
Swiss

Martin Adolf BormannMartin Adolf Bormann
German

Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
British

Thomas à KempisThomas à Kempis
German

Omar Abdel-RahmanOmar Abdel-Rahman
Egyptian
Marcel LefebvreMarcel Lefebvre
French

Gabriele AmorthGabriele Amorth
Italian
AlcuinAlcuin
British

Friedrich SchleiermacherFriedrich Schleiermacher
German, Polish

Daniel BerriganDaniel Berrigan
American
Dionysius the AreopagiteDionysius the Areopagite
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John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
Czech
Oswald ChambersOswald Chambers
British

Robert BellarmineRobert Bellarmine
Italian
Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing
German

John StottJohn Stott
British

Jim WallisJim Wallis
American
Emmanuel Joseph SieyèsEmmanuel Joseph Sieyès
French

Pope Adrian VIPope Adrian VI
German, Dutch
Maximus the ConfessorMaximus the Confessor
Georgian, Turkish