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patristical : Related Words Words similar in meaning to patristical

catholic

  • noun a member of a Catholic church
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Catholicism
    • the Catholic Church

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augustine_of_hippo

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Saint Augustine; St. Augustine; Augustine.

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father_of_the_church

  • noun (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
    Church Father; Father.

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st._john_chrysostom

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
    John Chrysostom.

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ambrosian

  • adjective of or by or relating to Saint Ambrose
    • Ambrosian chants
  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant
    ambrosial; nectarous.
    • a nectarous drink
    • ambrosial food

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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st._basil

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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patristics

  • noun the writings of the early Church Fathers
    patrology.
  • noun the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers
    patrology.

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christianity

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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saint_irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Irenaeus; St. Irenaeus.

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basil

  • noun any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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basil_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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patrology

  • noun the writings of the early Church Fathers
    patristics.
  • noun the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers
    patristics.

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patristical

  • adjective of or relating to the writings of the early church fathers
    patristic.

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basil_of_caesarea

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great.

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saint_athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Athanasius the Great; Athanasius.

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donatist

  • noun an adherent of Donatism
  • adjective of or relating to Donatism

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erasmian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Erasmus

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st._athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    Athanasius the Great; Saint Athanasius; Athanasius.

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irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Saint Irenaeus; St. Irenaeus.

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patristic

  • adjective of or relating to the writings of the early church fathers
    patristical.

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roman_catholic

  • noun a member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Western Church; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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saint_jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome.

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theologiser

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologist.

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st._irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Irenaeus; Saint Irenaeus.

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st._augustine

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Augustine of Hippo; Saint Augustine; Augustine.
  • noun a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States
    Saint Augustine.

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ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    St. Ambrose; Saint Ambrose.

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christian

  • adjective following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

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st._jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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eusebius_sophronius_hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Athanasius the Great; Saint Athanasius.

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theologizer

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologiser; theologist.

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christianly

  • adjective satellite becoming to or like a Christian
    • gentle christianly behavior

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gregory_of_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

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christlike

  • adjective satellite resembling or showing the spirit of Christ
    christly.

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gregory

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.
  • noun Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
    Gregory XVI; Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari.

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church_father

  • noun (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
    Father of the Church; Father.

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athanasius_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Saint Athanasius; Athanasius.

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augustine

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Augustine of Hippo; Saint Augustine; St. Augustine.

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st._basil_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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gregory_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

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saint_ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    St. Ambrose; Ambrose.

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st._ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    Ambrose; Saint Ambrose.

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christian_religion

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christianity.

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theologian

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologizer; theologiser; theologist.

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st._gregory_of_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen.

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futurist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
  • noun someone who predicts the future
    fantast.

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jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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saint_augustine

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Augustine of Hippo; St. Augustine; Augustine.
  • noun a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States
    St. Augustine.

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john_chrysostom

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
    St. John Chrysostom.

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theologist

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologiser.

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eusebius_hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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christly

  • adjective satellite resembling or showing the spirit of Christ
    christlike.

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