Famous People who Majored in Theology

4.1k views 13 items

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.

List features Albert Schweitzer, Rowan Williams and more people.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were theology majors?" and "Which famous people studied theology?"
Albert Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theology
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain

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 mostly in French. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1875-1965)

Birthplace: Kaysersberg, France

More Albert Schweitzer

#79 of 535 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person #9 of 87 on People Who Made the World a Better Place

see more on Albert Schweitzer

Rev. Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J. 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 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. Fr. O'Donovan has taught at Loyola College in Maryland, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, New York

see more on Leo J. O'Donovan
Rowan Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theology
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth PC FBA FRSL FLSW is an Anglican bishop, theologian and poet. Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England, offices he held from December 2002 to December 2012, and was previously Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales, making him the first Archbishop of Canterbury in modern times not to be appointed from within the Church of England. Williams spent much of his earlier career as an academic at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford successively. He speaks three languages and reads at least nine. He has since described his spoken German as a "disaster area" and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom, Wales, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, + more

see more on Rowan Williams
Chuck Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Theology
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain

Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin is an American politician, radio host, and founder-former pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. Now 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 News with Views, and on VDare. As a Republican Party member, Baldwin was state chairman of the Florida Moral Majority in the 1980s. However, during the 2000 campaign of Republican George W. Bush for U.S. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: La Porte, Indiana, USA

see more on Chuck Baldwin