Publisher: Paulist Press
Language: English | Number of Pages: 288 | Format: Paperback
Isbn-10: 0809126915 | Isbn-13: 9780809126910 | Publish date: 01/07/1985
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The material in this book is arranged thematically and follows a natural progression. Each chapter attempts to give a real taste of the subject in question by providing numerous selections from the writings of the Fathers, some of them classic statements and some relatively obscure. Fathers from nearly all periods and traditions are cited. The author's opinions, although not nonexistent, are subordinate to the presentation of the Fathers themselves. The work was written in a non-technical style to be read both by beginners and by people with some expertise in the field. It concludes with suggestions for a patristics reading program for those who wish to pursue a study of the Fathers in more depth.