noun pa·trol·o·gy \-jē\

Definition of patrology



  1. 1 :  a branch of historical theology concerned with the teachings of the fathers of the Christian church —called also patristics

  2. 2 :  a collection of the writings of the church fathers

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Origin and Etymology of patrology

New Latin patrologia, from patr- + -logia -logy

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