(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages
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- He was canonized in 1494 and named a Doctor of the Church in 1720.
- Even St. Jerome, the distinguished fourth-century Doctor of the Church, biblical translator, and author of the Vulgate Bible, described the primary sin of Sodom as "pride, bloatedness, the abundance of all things, leisure and delicacies. What Was the Real Sin of Sodom?
- What Evans has provided, however, is a well-written and masterful introduction to this great monastic contemplative and doctor of the church.
- Bede was recognized as a doctor of the church by Pope Leo XIII in 1899.