What does patrology mean?

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Noun
  1. The study of the lives and works (especially the writings) of the Church Fathers
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It acquired an antipathy to both, through which it tended to an exclusive reliance on patrology.
It demonstrates a tremendous amount of research, because Johnson examined the whole Migne Greek Patrology to find where James is used and cites a large number of references.
He was a pioneer in the fields of patrology and of biblical archaeology.

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