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patrology

(pəˈtrɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the study of the writings of the Fathers of the Church
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a collection of such writings
[C17: from Greek patr-, patēr father + -logy]
patrological adj
paˈtrologist n

patrology

1. Also patristics. the branch of theology that studies the teachings of the early church fathers.
2. a collection of the writings of the early church fathers. — patrologist, n.patrologic, patrological, adj.
See also: Theology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patrology - the writings of the early Church Fathers
writing - (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
2.patrology - the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
Translations
Patrologie