Doctor of the Church

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Noun1.Doctor of the Church - (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; "the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer - someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
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Therese is the 33rd and youngest Doctor of the Church.
Joseph in Philadelphia has been gathering signatures--more than 1,200 so far--for a petition asking Teilhard to be named a doctor of the church.
Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church (1515-1582) was born in Avila, Spain.
Bede was confirmed as a saint and a doctor of the Church - the only Englishman to be given that title - in 1899.
She denounced corruption, advocated for reform, and was given the title of Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.
Gregory of Narek, a doctor of the church to honor the Armenian community.
Pope Plus XII proclaimed Deitrich von Hildebrand the twentieth-century Doctor of the Church.
Teresa, is featured, but otherwise Teresa of Avila gets less attention than many readers will expect, especially given that the Catholic Church declared her a doctor of the church, and given the recent, abundant scholarly work on her and on convent life ca.
He was the fastest canonised saint in the Church's history and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1946.
His belief that God commands us through our God-given desires is a novel way of viewing the world through the eyes of this Doctor of the Church.
Although his statement was controversial in his day, Jerome was later titled a Doctor of the Church and his authority was also cited in the Anglican statement in 1571 of the Thirty-Nine Articles.
She had entered the Carmelite Convent, in April, 1888, and was declared a Saint in 1925 before being proclaimed Patroness of the missions in 1928, and declared a Doctor of the Church on the centenary of her death in 1997.

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