40 Days with the Fathers: A Daily Reading Plan

40 Days with the Fathers: A Daily Reading Plan

by Luke J Wilson

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Overview

Revised Edition includes: a chronological timeline of the Early Church texts, a map displaying where the New Testament and early texts were written and sent, plus a map of Ignatius’ journey to martyrdom in Rome. As a small added bonus, at the end of each chapter there is now a "Notes" section so you can jot down any thoughts you have whilst doing your daily reading.

Take a journey through the first 400 years of Church History in only 40 days!

Over the course of this reading plan you will read extracts and commentary on 23 different early Church texts from a selection of some of the most influential Church Fathers:

Didache, Diognetus, Polycarp, Ignatius, Justin Martyr, Cyprian, Athanasius, Cyril of Jerusalem, Ambrose of Milan, and Leo the Great.

These people who came before us, those great men of faith, many of whom suffered persecution and martyrdom to preserve the Church and Christ's mission, bridge the gap between the Bible and the present day. They fill the void we sometimes wonder about when we get to the end of reading Acts or the Epistles and think, “what happened next?” or “what happened to the Ephesian church after Paul left?” — well now you can read for yourself and see how God continued to grow His Church!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789263848
Publisher: Luke J. Wilson
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Series: Forty Days with the Fathers , #1
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Luke has a BA (hons) in Biblical Studies and Theology and has been reading and studying the works of the Early Church Fathers for over five years. After being involved in various short-term missions to South Africa, he currently lives in Devon, England, where he co-founded WebBoss Ltd, a web development software company, with his dad, Kevin.

When not working, Luke writes frequently on his theological blog, That Ancient Faith, or spends time with his wife Lucy and his new daughter, Amelia.

To get in touch, or to find our more about Luke, visit:

www.fortydays.co.uk or www.thatancientfaith.uk

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Day 1 - The Didache
  • Day 2 - Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus: Ch. 1-6
  • Day 3 - Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus: Ch. 7-12
  • Day 4 - Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians
  • Day 5 - Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Ephesians
  • Day 6 - Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Magnesians
  • Day 7 - Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Trallians
  • Day 8 - Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Romans
  • Day 9 - Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Philadelphians
  • Day 10 - Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Smyrnaeans
  • Day 11 - Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to Polycarp
  • Day 12 - Justin Martyr: First Apology, Ch. 1-11
  • Day 13 - Justin Martyr: First Apology, Ch. 12-23
  • Day 14 - Justin Martyr: First Apology, Ch. 24-35
  • Day 15 - Justin Martyr: First Apology, Ch. 36-47
  • Day 16 - Justin Martyr: First Apology, Ch. 48-59
  • Day 17 - Justin Martyr: First Apology, Ch. 60-68
  • Day 18 - Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church, Ch. 1-9
  • Day 19 - Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church, Ch. 10-18
  • Day 20 - Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church, Ch. 19-27
  • Day 21 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 1-10
  • Day 22 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 11-20
  • Day 23 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 21-30
  • Day 24 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 31-40
  • Day 25 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 41-50
  • Day 26 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 51-60
  • Day 27 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 61-70
  • Day 28 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 71-80
  • Day 29 - Athanasius: Life of Anthony, Ch. 81-94
  • Day 30 - Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: XIX
  • Day 31 - Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: XX
  • Day 32 - Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: XXI
  • Day 33 - Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: XXII
  • Day 34 - Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: XXIII
  • Day 35 - Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries, Ch. 1-4
  • Day 36 - Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries, Ch. 5-9
  • Day 37 - Leo the Great: Letter XXVIII
  • Day 38 - Leo the Great: Sermon XXI
  • Day 39 - Leo the Great: Sermon XLIX
  • Day 40 - Leo the Great: Sermon LXXII
  • About The Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendix A: Know Your Heresies
  • Appendix B: Timeline of the Early Church
  • Appendix C: Maps - Locations of early texts
  • Index

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