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Fathers of the Church.

Recognized teachers of the ch. from the end of the apostolic age to a time variously set from the 7th to the 9th c. or later; J. P. Migne* carried his Lat. patrology to the death of Innocent II (see Popes, 10) and his Gk. patrology to 1439.

Gk. fathers include Acacius* of Beroea, Athanasius,* Basil the Great (see Cappadocian Theologians, 1) Clement* of Alexandria, Clement of Rome (see Apostolic Fathers, 1), Epiphanius,* Gregory of Nazianzus (see Cappadocian Theologians, 2), Gregory of Nyssa (see Cappadocian Theologians, 3), Ignatius of Antioch (see Apostolic Fathers, 2), Irenaeus,* John Chrysostom,* John* of Damascus, Justin* Martyr, Papias (see Apostolic Fathers, 4), and Polycarp (see Apostolic Fathers, 3).

Lat. fathers include Ambrose,* Augustine* of Hippo, Cyprian* (3d c.), Gregory I (see Popes, 4), Isidore* of Seville, and Jerome.*

Some, e.g., Origen* and Tertullian,* wrote in Gk. and Lat.

See also Patristics.

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