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polemicist

po·lem·i·cist

polemicist

pronunciation:
p lem sihst
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who writes polemics.
The writings of the polemicist and theologian Martin Luther had a vast influence on Christian thinking in the sixteenth century.
definition 2: one who expresses an extreme or controversial viewpoint.
These young revolutionaries have been influenced by the vehement and radical assertions of polemicists.