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The Catholic theologian is working hard to expand on hard-won lines of communication with the world’s other faiths.
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  • The Catholic theologian is working hard to expand on hard-won lines of communication with the world’s other faiths.
  • He Described C.S. Lewis as a hot theologian after the Narnia books were made into a movie.
  • she wondered, with a keenness of interest that no theologian could have exceeded, whether, if the Devil were really present, he would know her thoughts.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • During the Reformation, theologians looked to the old Hebrew Bible.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Theologians generally take this to mean some kind of spiritual battle, with Gabriel fighting dark forces.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • "And yet they say he wasn’t much of a theologian," said Mr Cunningham.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • And a fifth-century theologian once called the Pantheon the House of the Devil, warning that the hole in the roof was an entrance for demons!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He must be a theologian, so as to be able to give a clear and distinctive reason for the Christian faith he professes, wherever it may be asked of him.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • A soldier, no theologian.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels

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  • Nor was Wesley a great theologian, in the tradition of, say, John Calvin or Martin Luther.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I call him a philosopher but he was just as much a theologian.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I am told that Galahad and Percivale were virgins; and Bors, although he was not quite a virgin, turned out to be a first-class theologian.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Nola had heard whispers once that it referred in fact to a man named William Whiston—a Royal Society theologian—although she had never bothered to give it much thought.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Another school of opinion followed Mr. Fearenside, and either accepted the piebald view or some modification of it; as, for instance, Silas Durgan, who was heard to assert that "if he choses to show enself at fairs he’d make his fortune in no time," and being a bit of a theologian, compared the stranger to the man with the one talent.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • But you know how the theologians in their collegiate chairs, and philosophers in their controversies, occasionally say cruel truths; let us suppose for the moment that we are theologizing in a social way, or even philosophically, and I will say to you, rude as it may seem, ’My brother, you sacrifice greatly to pride; you may be above others, but above you there is God.’
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Ay, there is a mystery; but, to use a Scriptural phrase, it is ’a mystery of iniquity,’ a matter for psychologic theologians to discuss.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • She was no theologian, but she felt that here was a very foolish old man, as well as a very irreligious one.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Down with the six theologians, with their white surplices!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • For all sins, as theologians weary not of reminding us, are sins of disobedience.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • I have read it myself in the works of their theologians.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • What is your theologian’s ecstasy but Mahomet’s houri in the dark?
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • A recreant of James’s time was momentarily perverted from his religion by the arguments of that great theologian, and the fortunes of the family somewhat restored by his timely weakness.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • In old times, you see, a man who wanted to educate himself—a Frenchman, for instance—would have set to work to study all the classics and theologians and tragedians and historiaris and philosophers, and, you know, all the intellectual work that came in his way.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • I’m a theologian and my predecessor, Luther, took the side of the princes and plutocrats against the peasants.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • The problem of the theologian is to keep his symbol translucent, so that it may not block out the very light it is supposed to convey.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • She explained to me the distinction between God’s laws and the laws of nature, something theologians have debated for years.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Latin American theologians had developed the doctrine, and in the late 1960s Latin America’s Catholic bishops had endorsed some of its tenets.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • On the other hand, Johannes Scotus Erigena, the great ninth-century theologian, accepted the idea.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • There was something of a priest in his intent observant walk - a theologian going back over the errors of the past to destroy them again.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • It was as though some cynical modern theologian had challenged them to stand sixty freshmen on the head of a pin.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • On the morning you left Marygreen, when your goods were on the waggon, you wished me good-bye, and said your scheme was to be a university man and enter the Church—that a degree was the necessary hall-mark of one who wanted to do anything as a theologian or teacher.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • It was no use trying to eat the stew, and yet the thing she most dreaded was to offend the gypsies, by betraying her extremely unfavorable opinion of them; and she wondered, with a keenness of interest that no theologian could have exceeded, whether, if the Devil were really present, he would know her thoughts.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Not after saints, theologians or Jesuit martyrs.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • These are the houri, and some Islamic theologians have been quite specific in describing them.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • What he said had a freshness to it, perhaps an idea that he might entertain if he were a theologian.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • The nursery tale could not vie with Her in simplicity, the wisest theologians could not match Her in profundity.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • London is religion’s opportunity—not the decorous religion of theologians, but anthropomorphic, crude.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Future theologians will have to make the final decision, though, as to the acceptability of all those slugs in the pray-o-mats.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Contrary to most theologians, I have always believed that even worms and weasels have souls, and that even they are capable of salvation.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The week before he came, we’d had a famous theologian whose words sent the students scurrying to their rooms to hassle half the night.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • They might not share your philosophical sentiments, and you have just admitted you may be wrong … Despair, by the way, is also considered a sin by a great number of theologians.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • French theologian and Protestant reformer.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • To this I reply again, that the principal opinions which constitute belief, and which theologians call articles of faith, must be very carefully distinguished from the accessories connected with them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Margot Trevor Wheelock, wife of a successful Philadelphia advertising executive, had clipped from a church bulletin a statement by theologian Joseph Fort Newton on the need for an inner balance to maintain one’s life.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • The first statement that the presence of a Catholic theologian had elicited from him, even though a purely analytical comparison, had been a declaration of love for the Roman church, which he saw as an elegant and yet spiritual power—that is, anti-worldly, anti-material, and thus revolutionary.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • As we have seen, the colonists, saving a few superior leaders, were men of small sensitiveness to the refinements of life and speech: soldiers of fortune, amateur theologians, younger sons, neighborhood "advanced thinkers," bankrupts, jobless workmen, decayed gentry, and other such fugitives from culture—in brief, Philistines of the sort who join tin-pot fraternal orders today, and march in parades, and whoop for the latest mountebanks in politics.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • On the other hand, I must plead, for I have an affectionate partiality towards the rector’s memory, that he was not vindictive—and some philanthropists have been so; that he was not intolerant—and there is a rumour that some zealous theologians have not been altogether free from that blemish; that although he would probably have declined to give his body to be burned in any public cause, and was far from bestowing all his goods to feed the poor, he had that charity which has sometimes…
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Homer the Theologian: Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • "Most leading theologians claim that this argument is a load of dingo’s kidneys, but that didn’t stop Oolon Colluphid making a small fortune when he used it as the central theme of his best-selling book, Well That about Wraps It Up for God.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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