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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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Nevertheless, in an ecumenical context that had been just born, the great Orthodox theologian and patrologist Georges Florovsky investigated the question of the limits of the church in a well-known article written in 1933, "which most critics of the conciliar document appear not to have read.
Only a few weeks previously, an article by the then leading German patrologist, Professor Berthold Althaner, a highly regarded Catholic specialist in the theology of the Church Fathers, had been published in which Althaner, listing many examples, had shown that this dogma did not even have a historical basis in the first centuries of the early church.
Two authors, Hebrew Scripture scholar Theodore Seidl and Patrologist Franz Dunzl, give attention to the important 2001 document of the Papal Biblical Commission on "The Jewish people and Its Holy Scripture in the Christian Bible," which is basically appreciative but with some minor reservations.