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Patrology - Latin Patristics
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Part of Patrology:

1. The Science

2. Greek Patristics

3. Latin Patristics

1. Some fundamental remarks on the sources, independence and influence of the Latin Fathers. The Latin Fathers were pupils of the Greek. In particular, Ambrose, Rufinus, Jerome, Cassiodorus and even Augustine gradually provided the West in the 4th century with “the results of the historical, exegetical and dogmatic work of the East, in translations which were often revisions and in supposedly independent works which were in fact basically reproductions” (H. von Soden [К. Aland] in RGG, I, col. 286). Von Саmp…

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Ekkart Sauser, “Patrology - Latin Patristics”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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