noun, plural pa·trol·o·gies.
Also called patristics. the branch of theology dealing with the teachings of the church fathers.
a collection of the writings of the early church fathers.
Origin of patrology
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He was a pioneer in the fields of patrology and of biblical archaeology.
Associated words: patristic, patristics, patrology, patrist.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
For the ancient period, cf. the works on Greek patrology (under article Fathers of the Church).
the study of the writings of the Fathers of the Church
a collection of such writings
Word Origin for patrology
C17: from Greek patr-, patēr father + -logy
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