Lay theologian

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A lay theologian is a theologian who has not received formal theological training. Many who are regarded as lay theologians have advanced degrees in other academic disciplines. A lay theologian will reflect on the beliefs of their religion, without using the complex research tools of a trained theologian. On occasion, a lay theologian will write a published work, such as Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis, or Vindiciae Sabbathi, by George Abbot, both well-known authors and scholars.

Among well-known lay theologians are the following: