Apostolic Fathers

Apostolic Fathers

plural noun
1.
the fathers of the early Christian church whose lives overlapped those of any of the apostles.
2.
the collection of works attributed to them.

Origin:
1820–30

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Apostolic Fathers
 
pl n
the Fathers of the early Church who immediately followed the Apostles

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