[ puh-trol-uh-jee ]
/ pəˈtrɒl ə dʒi /
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
Related formspat·ro·log·ic [pa-truh-loj-ik] /ˌpæ trəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, pat·ro·log·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for patrology
For the ancient period, cf. the works on Greek patrology (under article Fathers of the Church).
Associated words: patristic, patristics, patrology, patrist.Putnam's Word Book|Louis A. Flemming
He was a pioneer in the fields of patrology and of biblical archaeology.
British Dictionary definitions for patrology
/ (pəˈtrɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of the writings of the Fathers of the Church
a collection of such writings
Derived Formspatrological (ˌpætrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepatrologist, noun
Word Origin for patrology
C17: from Greek patr-, patēr father + -logy
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