Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction

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Overview

Augustine. Tertullian. Origen. For too many Christians such names are abstract, one-dimensional legends, innocuous voices from antiquity no longer relevant to modern needs and concerns. However, a closer look at these church fathers reveals writers whose reflections on the apostolic teachings edify all generations of believers. Bryan Liftin helps readers understand the fathers as individuals who cared deeply about preserving the core tenets of the Christian faith, and debunks misconceptions about their religious status and treatment of Scripture. An unveiling of these ten personalities demonstrates how much the fathers can teach us about the doctrines of our faith and the enduring community of which we are a part.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587431968
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 927,411
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan M. Litfin (PhD, University of Virginia) is professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction
1. Ignatius of Antioch
2. Justin Martyr
3. Irenaeus of Lyons
4. Tertullian
5. Perpetua
6. Origen
7. Athanasius
8. John Chrysostom
9. Augustine
10. Cyril of Alexandria
Epilogue
Notes
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