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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
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Throughout the span of his long career in monastic life he filled many posts: organist, abbot's secretary, enrollment secretary, choir master, guest master, retreat master, archivist, professor of history, patrology, philosophy and scripture, claustral prior, counselor to the order's Abbot General in Rome for English speaking monasteries in North and South America and English/French, French/English translator at its international General Chapter meetings.
It acquired an antipathy to both, through which it tended to an exclusive reliance on patrology.
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35) Manlio Simonetti's entry on Eusebius in Johannes Quasten's Patrology indicates that Eusebius was "being held virtually prisoner by Patrophilus.
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Series graeca (Concerning the Love of the Poor (Oration 14), in Complete Collection of Patrology.
It demonstrates a tremendous amount of research, because Johnson examined the whole Migne Greek Patrology to find where James is used and cites a large number of references.