Famous People who Majored in Theology

List of famous people who majored in theology, including photos when available. This list of famous theology majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in theology. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in theology you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were theology majors?" and "Which famous people studied theology?"

  • Albert Schweitzer
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    Albert Schweitzer (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was an Alsatian polymath. He was a theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity concern the role of Paul's mysticism of "being in Christ" as primary and the doctrine of Justification by Faith as secondary. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", becoming the eighth Frenchman to be awarded that prize. His philosophy was expressed in ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1875-1965)
    • Birthplace: Kaysersberg
  • Leo J. O'Donovan (born in New York City in 1934) was the 47th President of Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States. A 1952 graduate of Iona Preparatory School, and a 1956 graduate of Georgetown, he studied at the University of Lyon on a Fulbright scholarship and received a doctorate in 1961 from Fordham University. He obtained a doctoral degree in theology in 1971 from the University of Münster in Germany, where he studied under the Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner. O'Donovan has held a Danforth Fellowship, was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, and has held several research grants from the Association of Theological Schools. O'Donovan has taught at Loyola ...more
    • Age: 89
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth, (born 14 June 1950), is a Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian and poet. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, a position he held from December 2002 to December 2012. Previously the Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales, Williams was the first Archbishop of Canterbury in modern times not to be appointed from within the Church of England. Williams' primacy was marked by speculation that the Anglican Communion (in which the Archbishop of Canterbury is the leading figure) was on the verge of fragmentation over disagreements on contemporary issues such as homosexuality and the ordination of women. Williams worked to keep all sides ...more
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Chuck Baldwin
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    Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin (born May 3, 1952) is an American politician, radio host, and founder-former pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. As of July 2014 he was pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana. He was the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2008 U.S. presidential election and had previously been its nominee for U.S. vice president in 2004. He hosts a daily one-hour radio program, Chuck Baldwin Live, and writes a daily editorial column carried on its website, on VDare and was formerly carried on the News with Views site. As a Republican Party member, Baldwin was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority in the 1980s. ...more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: La Porte, LaPorte County, United States of America, United States, with Territories
  • For the Alberta politician see Robert Curtis ClarkRobert C. Clark (born 1944) is Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of the Harvard Law School. He previously served as dean and professor of law at Harvard Law School from 1989 to 2003. Clark is recognized as a leading authority in corporate law and corporate governance.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Thomas M. King
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    Thomas Mulvihill King, S.J. (born May 9, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died June 23, 2009 in Washington, D.C.) was a professor of theology at Georgetown University. King entered the Society of Jesus in 1951 after completing undergraduate studies in English at the University of Pittsburgh. As a Jesuit, he undertook further studies at Fordham University and Woodstock College and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1964. After completing a doctorate in theology at the University of Strasbourg in 1968, King began teaching at Georgetown. A member of the American Teilhard Association, he has written or edited several books on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, including Teilhard's Mysticism of ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1929-2009)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania