Getting to know the church fathers : an evangelical introduction / Bryan M. Litfin.
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- ISBN: 9781441247407 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1441247408 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9781441200747 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1441200746 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (301 pages) : map
- Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, 
- Copyright: ©2007
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-301).
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Ignatius of Antioch -- Justin Martyr -- Irenaeus of Lyons -- Tertullian -- Perpetua -- Origen -- Athanasius -- John Chrysostom -- Augustine -- Cyril of Alexandria.
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|Summary, etc.:|| 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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|Subject:||Fathers of the church.
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