Roots of the Faith: From the Church Fathers to You

Roots of the Faith: From the Church Fathers to You

by Mike Aquilina
     
 

If you could travel back to the early days of the Church, would you recognize it? Would the Mass seem familiar? Could you go to confession? Would you feel supported if you made a case against abortion? And Would those early Christians be puzzled if you suggested praying to the saints?

In Roots of the Faith, Mike Aquilina makes it clear that as far as the

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Overview

If you could travel back to the early days of the Church, would you recognize it? Would the Mass seem familiar? Could you go to confession? Would you feel supported if you made a case against abortion? And Would those early Christians be puzzled if you suggested praying to the saints?

In Roots of the Faith, Mike Aquilina makes it clear that as far as the essentials are concerned, that time-travel trip would reveal a Church familiar to Catholics today. Just as an acorn grows into tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the body of Christ we know today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867169386
Publisher:
Saint Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author


MIKE AQUILINA is executive vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He is the author of many books on Church history, doctrine and devotion, and has hosted several series on The Eternal Word Television Network. He is past editor of New Covenant magazine. Mike's books include Angels of God: The Bible, the Church and the Heavenly Host, Love in the Little Things, Fire of God’s Love: 120 Reflections on the Eucharist (Servant Books), and The Fathers of the Church.

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