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  • Nor was Wesley a great theologian, in the tradition of, say, John Calvin or Martin Luther.†   (source)
  • Not after saints, theologians or Jesuit martyrs.†   (source)
  • These are the houri, and some Islamic theologians have been quite specific in describing them.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, Johannes Scotus Erigena, the great ninth-century theologian, accepted the idea.†   (source)
  • She explained to me the distinction between God's laws and the laws of nature, something theologians have debated for years.†   (source)
  • Theologians?†   (source)
  • What he said had a freshness to it, perhaps an idea that he might entertain if he were a theologian.†   (source)
  • It was as though some cynical modern theologian had challenged them to stand sixty freshmen on the head of a pin.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Contrary to most theologians, I have always believed that even worms and weasels have souls, and that even they are capable of salvation.†   (source)
  • A soldier, no theologian.†   (source)
  • Would have made a terrific theologian.†   (source)
  • She read Sayyid Qutb, the dissident Egyptian writer regarded as the founder of modern Islamism, and slogged her way through Ibn Taymiyyah, the thirteenth-century Islamic theologian who, according to many experts in the field, was the wellspring for it all.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Liberation theologians had a similar answer: "You want to see where Christ crucified abides today?†   (source)
  • "I'm no theologian, such as yourself …."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • With its unfamiliar gemstones, John's description is so exotic to us that we have to look up the minerals to find out what colors he was talking about; grown-up theologians want to be precise.†   (source)
  • For centuries, theologians have mined these kinds of passages for symbolism: maybe the combination of all those different body parts stood for some kind of country, or each one stood for a kingdom of some sort.†   (source)
  • Jesus did not address slavery at all in the Gospels; Saint Paul and Aristotle accepted it; and Jewish and Islamic theologians believed in mercy toward slaves but did not question slavery itself.†   (source)
  • What the great theologian found incompatible with Paradise was not sexual intercourse and the attendant pleasure; what he found incompatible with Paradise was excitement.†   (source)
  • I asked everyone you can imagine, from the nuns when I was a child, to bishops, philosophers, and theologians later on, why do you speak of God in the language of reason?†   (source)
  • Future theologians will have to make the final decision, though, as to the acceptability of all those slugs in the pray-o-mats.†   (source)
  • "As I said, I'm no theologian.†   (source)
  • It was said, by the theologians and holy historians, that the one called Sam had recanted his heresy and thrown himself upon the mercy of Trimurti.†   (source)
  • "But this is heresy," exclaimed the Queen, who was a good theologian, like most women.†   (source)
  • I'm a theologian and my predecessor, Luther, took the side of the princes and plutocrats against the peasants.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "I don't pretend to be a very devout man," he said, "nor much of a theologian, but I know it's a bad plan to have two religions in one house.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The nursery tale could not vie with Her in simplicity, the wisest theologians could not match Her in profundity.†   (source)
  • — Such comparatively trivial matters as the remaining details of the credo, the techniques of worship, and devices of episcopal organization (which have so absorbed the interest of Occidental theologians that they are today seriously discussed as the principal questions of religion), are merely pedantic snares, unless kept ancillary to the major teaching.†   (source)
  • For all sins, as theologians weary not of reminding us, are sins of disobedience.†   (source)
  • What is your theologian's ecstasy but Mahomet's houri in the dark?†   (source)
  • "And yet they say he wasn't much of a theologian," said Mr Cunningham.†   (source)
  • "Or the house of Jeroboam," said the quondam theologian.†   (source)
  • Down with the six theologians, with their white surplices!†   (source)
  • I have read it myself in the works of their theologians.†   (source)
  • Ay, there is a mystery; but, to use a Scriptural phrase, it is 'a mystery of iniquity,' a matter for psychologic theologians to discuss.†   (source)
  • Theologians consider that it was the sin of pride, the sinful thought conceived in an instant: NON SERVIAM: I WILL NOT SERVE.†   (source)
  • She was no theologian, but she felt that here was a very foolish old man, as well as a very irreligious one.†   (source)
  • London is religion's opportunity—not the decorous religion of theologians, but anthropomorphic, crude.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Apply to the jesuit theologian, Juan Mariana de Talavera, who will also explain to you in what circumstances you may lawfully Kill your king and whether you had better hand him his poison in a goblet or smear it for him upon his robe or his saddlebow.†   (source)
  • Stephen, preparing the words neatly in his mind, continued: —Jesus, too, seems to have treated his mother with scant courtesy in public but Suarez, a jesuit theologian and Spanish gentleman, has apologized for him.†   (source)
  • The theologians, the apologists, and their kin the metaphysicians, the high-handed statesmen, and others, no longer interest me.†   (source)
  • D'Artagnan related how he had found Porthos in bed with a strained knee, and Aramis at a table between two theologians.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.'†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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…†   (source)
  • Are those the theologians?†   (source)
  • "Monsieur was already such a good theologian," said Bazin, almost weeping; "he might have become a bishop, and perhaps a cardinal."†   (source)
  • "Down with them!" put in little Jehan, as counterpoint; "down with Master Andry, the beadles and the scribes; the theologians, the doctors and the decretists; the procurators, the electors and the rector!"†   (source)
  • "PARIDIEU!" said d'Artagnan to himself, to whose mind the niece of the theologian reverted, "PARDIEU, it would be droll if this belated dove should be in search of our friend's house.†   (source)
  • He had taken his place by turns, as the reader has seen, in the conferences of the theologians in Sorbonne,—in the assemblies of the doctors of art, after the manner of Saint-Hilaire,—in the disputes of the decretalists, after the manner of Saint-Martin,—in the congregations of physicians at the holy water font of NotreDame, ~ad cupam Nostroe-Dominoe~.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So down they sat, And to their viands fell; nor seemingly The Angel, nor in mist, the common gloss Of Theologians; but with keen dispatch Of real hunger, and concoctive heat To transubstantiate: What redounds, transpires Through Spirits with ease; nor wonder; if by fire Of sooty coal the empirick alchemist Can turn, or holds it possible to turn, Metals of drossiest ore to perfect gold, As from the mine.†   (source)
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