Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as patristics.
- n. The study of the lives and works (especially the writings) of the Church Fathers
- n. the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers
- n. the writings of the early Church Fathers
“The best experts in liturgy, classics, patrology, theology, spirituality, music and literature are needed so that translations beautiful on the lips of holy Mother Church can be worked out.”
“Council was incorporated by Labbe and Cossart in their collection of the Acts of councils; that of the works of St. John Climacus, published in 1614, was reprinted by Migne in his Greek patrology”
“In his character as historian, the theologian must not lay aside his belief in the supernatural origin of Christianity and in the Divine institution of the Church, if he is to give a true and objective account of tradition, of the history of dogma, and of patrology.”
“The same applies to other historic sciences, as the history of dogma, of councils, of heresies, patrology, symbolics, and”
“We can here only trace in the most general outlines this theological activity, leaving to patrology the discussion of the literary details.”
“While in the period of the Renaissance the revival of classical studies gave new vigour to exegesis and patrology, the Reformation stimulated the universities which had remained Catholic, especially in Spain (Salamanca, Alcalá, Coimbra) and in the Netherlands”
“Döllinger (d. 1890) developed Church history, and Möhler advanced patrology and symbolism.”
“The sands of Egypt have given something, but not much, to patrology.”
“Of the Monumenta Germaniae historica, one portion, the Auctores antiquissimi (Berlin, 1877-98), contains works of the sixth century which connect themselves with patrology.”
“Patristik (Nuremberg, 1833-4); the older distinction in Germany between patrology, the knowledge of the Fathers and their use, and patristic, the science of the theology of the Fathers, is now somewhat antiquated; BUSSE, Grundriss der chr.”
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