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Church Fathers: From Clement of Rome to Augustine
     

Church Fathers: From Clement of Rome to Augustine

by Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
 

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Following his best selling book,Jesus of Nazareth, and his talks published inJesus, the Apostles, and the Early Church, Pope Benedict'sChurch Fatherspresents these important figures of early Christianity in all their evangelical vitality, spiritual profundity, and uncompromising love of God. Benedict tells the true story of Christianity's

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Following his best selling book,Jesus of Nazareth, and his talks published inJesus, the Apostles, and the Early Church, Pope Benedict'sChurch Fatherspresents these important figures of early Christianity in all their evangelical vitality, spiritual profundity, and uncompromising love of God. Benedict tells the true story of Christianity's against-all-odds triumph in the face of fierce Roman hostility and persecution. He does this by exploring the lives and the ideas of the early Christian writers, pastors, and martyrs, men so important to the spread of Christianity that history remembers them as "the Fathers of the Church".

This rich and engrossing survey of the early Church includes those churchmen who immediately succeeded the Apostles, the "Apostolic Fathers": Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyon. Benedict also discusses such great Christian figures as Tertullian, Origen, Cyprian of Carthage, the Cappadocian Fathers, as well as the giants John Chrysostom, Jerome, and Augustine. This book is a wonderful way to get to know the Church Fathers and the tremendous spiritually rich patrimony they have bequeathed to us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586172459
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As Pope he authored the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth; and prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, such as Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy.

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