patrological

patrology

[puh-trol-uh-jee]
noun, plural 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 fathers.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Neo-Latin patrologia. See patri-, -o-, -logy

patrologic [pa-truh-loj-ik] , patrological, adjective
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patrology (pəˈtrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  the study of the writings of the Fathers of the Church
2.  a collection of such writings
 
[C17: from Greek patr-, patēr father + -logy]
 
patrological
 
adj
 
pa'trologist
 
n

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