- 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
C17: from Greek patr-, patēr father + -logy
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