The Fathers of the Church: A Comprehensive Introduction

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Baker Publishing Group, Nov 1, 2007 - Religion - 688 pages
Good, solid, contemporary introductions to patristic authors and writings are difficult to find in the English-speaking world, and European volumes are expensive. This volume, which is Siegfried Schatzmann's translation of Lehrbuch der Patrologie, offers English-speaking readers easy access to Hubertus R. Drobner's traditional introduction to early Christian thought.

Hubertus R. Drobner brings patristics scholarship up to date in this traditional introduction. His work is sufficiently broad to be a useful summary of early Christian history and the expansive strokes of doctrinal debate and development and provides a clear presentation of early Christian thought.

Drobner introduces new materials throughout this updated edition of his handbook. A general map and several timetables add to the clarity of the volume.

The Fathers of the Church is valuable in its presentation of contemporary studies and views. Patristics students will benefit from this dependable overview of early Christian texts, and scholars and libraries will appreciate the extensive bibliography, indexes, and other resources.

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This book is not for an average persons who wants to learn about the Church Fathers. It is comprehensive. Some of the Church Fathers that was written in this book is about one to two pages long. Did ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Hubertus R. Drobner (DD, University of Oxford) is chair of church history in the Theological Faculty at the University of Paderborn, Germany.

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