Beginning to Read the Fathers (Google eBook)

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Paulist Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Religion - 280 pages
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Gathers early Christian writings by first century theologians and preachers, and discusses Christology, ecclesiology, martyrdom, prayer, poverty, and the Church's ministry
  

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User Review  - Damian - Christianbook.com

Excellent read for Protestants and Roman Catholics alike. Patristic studies can easily degrade into "I have more church father quotes than you do" arguments. Fr. Ramsey has done a fine job of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles H. Nalls - Christianbook.com

For all who seek an understanding of the fathers of the Church, this book will make them accessible. Rather than a dry historical narrative, Fr. Ramsey's work analyses the thought and writings of the ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Beginning To Read the Fathers
3
Scripture
22
God
42
The Human Condition
56
Christ
72
Church and Ministry
95
Martyrdom and Virginity
122
Poverty and Wealth
182
The Christian in the World
197
Death and Resurrection
213
A Patristic Reading Program
229
Select Bibliography
238
A Patristic Chronology
248
Notes
256
Index
277

Monasticism
149
Prayer
164

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About the author (1985)

Patristic scholar and general editor of the Works of Saint Augustine series.

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