Definition of Patrology

1. Noun. The writings of the early Church Fathers.

Exact synonyms: Patristics
Generic synonyms: Writing
Derivative terms: Patristic, Patristical



2. Noun. The study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers.
Exact synonyms: Patristics
Generic synonyms: Christian Theology
Derivative terms: Patristic

Definition of Patrology

1. Noun. The study of the lives and works (especially the writings) of the Church Fathers ¹

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Literary usage of Patrology

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... he should know the various Christian dogmas bearing on the Bible and their history; finally Dt, must be instructed in patrology, ecclesiastical history, ..."

2. Theological Prop├Ždeutic: A General Introduction to the Study of Theology by Philip Schaff, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1893)
"patrology, or Patristic, is a biographical and literary account of the Christian Fathers and ecclesiastical writers during the Greece-Roman age of ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Conceptions of Patristics and patrology (J 5) Scope of the Department (┬ž 6). ... [Patristics and patrology are the names of that department of theology ..."

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