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the writings of the early Church Fathers

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the study of the lives, writings, and doctrines of the Church Fathers

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It comes as no surprise that Canisius, "an eminent patrologist," (27) valued Torres' project.
Because the polemic passages describe the Christian fourth century by an active participant, they are of great interest to patrologists, church historians, theologians, and students of Gnosticism or Manichaeism.
One other weakness: while patrologists and medievalists will recognize most of the figures R.
10) I should add that Jean-Louis Chretien's Saint Augustin et les actes de parole is an equally impressive reading of Augustine from which patrologists have much to learn.
Wright recently suggested that New Testament scholars ought to spend an hour each day reading the Fathers, and patrologists an hour each day reading the Greek Bible.