Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction

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Brazos Press, Oct 1, 2007 - Religion - 304 pages
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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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User Review  - gdill - LibraryThing

Excellent introduction to the early church fathers. Many misconceptions about them were put to rest. Litfin gives both the good and the bad about them. In most part, the early church fathers were true ... Read full review

Great Introductory Book

User Review  - Jimmy Higgins - Christianbook.com

This book was surprisingly easy to read, did not show much bias, and makes the early church fathers accessible. I recommend it for the Christian who is interested in this subject but has been ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Ignatius of Antioch
31
Justin Martyr
53
Irenaeus of Lyons
75
Tertullian
97
Perpetua
119
Origen
141
Athanasius
165
John Chrysostom
189
Augustine
213
Cyril of Alexandria
239
Epilogue
263
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Bryan M. Litfin (PhD, University of Virginia) is professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute.

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