Definition of Doctor of the church
1. Noun. (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"
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Generic synonyms: Theologian, Theologiser, Theologist, Theologizer
Specialized synonyms: Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose, Aquinas, Saint Thomas, Saint Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Aquinas, Athanasius, Athanasius The Great, Saint Athanasius, St. Athanasius, Augustine, Augustine Of Hippo, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Basil, Basil Of Caesarea, Basil The Great, St. Basil, St. Basil The Great, Baeda, Beda, Bede, Saint Baeda, Saint Beda, Saint Bede, St. Baeda, St. Beda, St. Bede, The Venerable Bede, Gregory, Gregory I, Gregory The Great, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory Of Nazianzen, St. Gregory Of Nazianzen, Irenaeus, Saint Irenaeus, St. Irenaeus, Eusebius Hieronymus, Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, Hieronymus, Jerome, Saint Jerome, St. Jerome, John Chrysostom, St. John Chrysostom
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Literary usage of Doctor of the church
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1. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1876)
"I weigh them not as the holy canonical Scriptures. Cyprian was a doctor of the Church, yet he was deceived ..."