What does father of the church mean?

father of the church meaning in General Dictionary

(Christianity) any one of about 70 theologians within the period from 2nd into 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official chapel doctrine; within the Roman Catholic Church some had been later stated saints and became physician associated with the Church; the very best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; people who penned in Greek consist of Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

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