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To: markomalley

What is the meaning of Patristic.

Never seen that word before.


3 posted on 10/06/2010 10:39:18 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

Patristic: dealing with the Church Fathers (leading teachers, including the apostles and those who were directly taught by the apostles). Their writings, while not a part of the canon of Scripture, gives us tremendous insight on how the early Church thought.

For example, the oldest “Patristic” document out there is the Didache (The teaching of the 12 apostles). It is dated from as early as AD 45. Another one of interest is The Epistle of St Clement to the Corinthians. It is also dated in the first century. (Clement was the fourth pope from AD 80 to 99)


5 posted on 10/06/2010 10:56:44 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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