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Patrology - Greek Patristics
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Part of Patrology:

1. The Science

2. Greek Patristics

3. Latin Patristics

1. Definition and basis. Greek patrology means the theological achievement of the Fathers of the Church who belonged to the world of Greek language and thought. Within the history of theology of the ancient Church generally it represents the work of the Eastern Church down to John Damascene (d. 749?), the classical theologian of the Orthodox Church. Its development and historical course falls into the usual patristic periods.

The basis of Greek patrology is the Greek version of the documents of revela…

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Suso Frank, “Patrology - Greek Patristics”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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