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Church Father  Father  Father of the Church  Church Fathers  God
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(Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom WordNet 3.0
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(Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
The Church Fathers, Early Church Fathers, Christian Fathers, or Fathers of the Church were ancient and influential Christian theologians and writers who established the intellectual and doctrinal foundations of Christianity. Wikipedia
Early and influential theologians, eminent Christian teachers and great bishops Wikipedia Disambiguation
Group of ancient and influential Christian theologians and writers Wikidata
The Superior Being, the Creator, the Spirit because of which and in whom everything is, as He is being named by monotheists, mostly Jews and Christians. OmegaWiki
One of a number of male Christian writers from Antiquity whose doctrinal work is considered authoritative by the later church. Wiktionary
Authoritative ancient male Christian author. Wiktionary (translation)