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TRENDING List of Famous Theologians

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List of famous theologians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top theologians in the world? This includes the most prominent theologians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable theologians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic theologians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned theologians.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Martin Luther and Ian Bradley. Featuring German theologians, Christian theologians, Dutch theologians, modern theologians, great theologians, and more, 

From reputable, prominent, and well known theologians to the lesser known theologians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the theologian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous theologians ever?" and "What are the names of famous theologians?" then you're in the right place. 
Pope Benedict XVI is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following the death of Pope John Paul II and was inaugurated on 24 April 2005. Ordained as a priest in 1951 in his native Bavaria, ...more

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Age: 90

Birthplace: Marktl, Germany

Profession: Priest, Pianist, Theologian, Professor Author

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Albert Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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Albert Schweitzer, OM was a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, also known for his historical work on Jesus. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, considered himself French and wrote ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1875-1965)

Birthplace: Kaysersberg, France

Profession: Theologian, Physician, Actor, Philosopher

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Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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Martin Luther was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1483-1546)

Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany

Profession: Priest, Theologian, Professor, Physician Monk, + more

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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: North Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor

Credits: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Ride Along, The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard

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John Calvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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John Calvin was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects of which include the doctrine of predestination and the absolute sovereignty of God in ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1509-1564)

Birthplace: Noyon, France

Profession: Theologian, Lawyer

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John Wesley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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John Wesley was an Anglican divine and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism. His work and writings also played a leading role in the development of the Holiness movement and ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1703-1791)

Birthplace: Epworth, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Priest, Theologian, Preacher

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Desiderius Erasmus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a pure Latin style. Amongst humanists, he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1466-1536)

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Profession: Theologian, Philosopher

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Søren Kierkegaard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Theologians
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Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and the philosophy of religion, ...more

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Age: Died at 42 (1813-1855)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Profession: Theologian, Novelist, Writer, Philosopher

Credits: Le Journal du séducteur

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