Synonyms for Church Father

Synonyms for (noun) Church Father

Synonyms: Church Father, Father, Father of the Church

Definition: (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

Similar words: theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer

Definition: someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology