By Marcellino D'Ambrosio Ph.D.
And if the Bible should be interpreted in lots of methods, how can we be aware of what to make
of it? And who made up our minds what could be within the Bible anyway?
The Church Fathers give you the solutions. those amazing, embattled, and
occasionally eccentric males outlined the biblical canon, hammered out the Creed,
and gave us our figuring out of sacraments and salvation. it's they who
preserved for us the wealthy legacy of the early Church.
D’Ambrosio dusts off the dry theology and brings you the interesting tales and
nice heroes akin to Ambrose, Augustine, Basil, Athanasius, Chrysostom, and
Jerome. This page-turner will motivate and problem you with the lives and
insights of those seminal academics from while the Church used to be young.
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I. Title. 1—dc23 2014016012 ISBN 978-1-61636-777-0 Copyright ©2014, Marcellino D’Ambrosio. All rights reserved. Published by Servant Books, an imprint ofFranciscan Media28 W. 14 15 16 17 18 5 4 3 2 1 Preface When a new star appeared over Bethlehem, the sleepy little town was occupied territory. Sixty years earlier, a foreign army had marched through the region claiming Palestine as a Roman province. Rome’s engineers were busy building new buildings, and its legions were conquering new territories.
D. D. D. 95. The importance of these writers is hard to exaggerate. They help us identify both what the apostles actually meant by what they wrote and also what the apostles orally taught but neglected to include in what came to be known as the New Testament writings. Following the Apostolic Fathers comes a distinctive group of writers, often very bright and gifted. In some cases, they were secular scholars who were won for Christ and then used all their learning to advance the cause of the Gospel.
They were either immediate disciples of the apostles or had some contact with them and learned from them. D. D. D. 95. The importance of these writers is hard to exaggerate. They help us identify both what the apostles actually meant by what they wrote and also what the apostles orally taught but neglected to include in what came to be known as the New Testament writings. Following the Apostolic Fathers comes a distinctive group of writers, often very bright and gifted. In some cases, they were secular scholars who were won for Christ and then used all their learning to advance the cause of the Gospel.