Definition of Apostolic Fathers in English:

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Apostolic Fathers

plural noun

The Christian leaders immediately succeeding the Apostles.
Example sentences
  • Second, as he indicates, the total extant works of the Apostolic Fathers fits ‘a volume about the same size as the New Testament‘!
  • Irenaeus of the second century was an apostolic father who focused on the restoration of God's creation through the person of Christ.
  • Polycarp was an apostolic father, and according to Church tradition, he was also a student of St. John the Evangelist.

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