patrology

   , patristics
   These words (from the Greek patēr, meaning "father," and logos, meaning "word") refer to the historical and theological study of the writings of the fathers of the Church, who lived during the first centuries after Christ and are considered important witnesses to Tradition. (See CCC 78, 688)

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  • Patrology — • The study of the writings of the Fathers of the Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Patrology     Patrology     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • patrology — patrologic /pa treuh loj ik/, patrological, adj. /peuh trol euh jee/, n., pl. patrologies. 1. Also called patristics. the branch of theology dealing with the teachings of the church fathers. 2. a collection of the writings of the early church… …   Universalium

  • patrology — noun The study of the lives and works (especially the writings) of the Church Fathers …   Wiktionary

  • patrology — study of early Christianity Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • patrology — n. study of the early Christian writings; branch of theology that deals with the teachings of the church fathers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patrology — [pə trɒlədʒi] noun patristic theology. Origin C17: from Gk patēr, patr father + logy …   English new terms dictionary

  • patrology — pa·trol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • patrology —  Патрология …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • patrology — /pəˈtrɒlədʒi/ (say puh troluhjee) noun 1. the systematic study of the writings of the fathers of the Christian church; patristics. 2. a collection of the works of early ecclesiastical writers. {patr(i) + o + logy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • patrology —   n. patristics …   Dictionary of difficult words

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