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date: 08 August 2020

patristics. 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The branch of theological study which deals with the writings of the *Fathers (patres) of the Church (q.v.). ‘Patristics’ normally embraces the Fathers in the more restrictive sense of the term, i.e. those who lived after the writing of most of the works that comprise the NT and before the end of the 8th cent.; this period is commonly termed the ‘Patristic Age’.... ...

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