Jan 13, 2017

Who Were The Church Fathers?

   Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains the criteria used to determine what early Christian writers are classified as Fathers of the Church. What Did Early Christians Really Believe? 

 The Answer Will Surprise and Amaze You! 

The Fathers Know Best - Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church is a unique resource that introduces you to the teachings of the first Christians in a way no other work can. It is specially designed to make it easy for you to find the information you want and need. Amazing features in this fact-packed book include:

  • More than 900 quotations from the writings of the early Church Fathers, as well as from rare and important documents dating back to the dawn of Christian history.
  • Mini-biographies of nearly 100 Fathers, as well as descriptions of dozens of key early councils and writings.
  • A concise history of the dramatic spread of Christianity after Jesus told his disciples to evangelize all nations.
  • Special maps showing you where the Fathers lived, including many little-known and long-vanished locations.
  • A guide to nearly 30 ancient heresies, many of which have returned to haunt the modern world. 
  • The Fathers' teaching on nearly 50 topics, including modern hot-button issues like abortion, homosexuality, and divorce. This groundbreaking work presents the teachings of the early Christians in a way unlike any other book.
  • It flings open the doors of the crucial but little-known age covering the birth of Christianity and the triumphant march of the gospel throughout the ancient world.


"We are particularly blessed by this release of Jimmy Akin's superbly compiled synopsis of the writings of the early Church Fathers. There are other works, but Akin's finely selected and categorized collection provides a far more accessible introduction to the early Christians" —Marcus Grodi, President of The Coming Home Network and host of EWTN's The Journey Home.
After the video check out my post series titled Meet The Early Church Fathers

 

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Jan 10, 2017

Meet The Early Church Fathers Project

  Meet The Early Church Fathers


   Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog :) and the Meet The Early Church Fathers project. Here on my blog you will find lots of information of all kinds, but most important to me is my study of Christian history, and the Sacred Scriptures. If you look at the tabs for this blog you will see pages for recommended reading (such as some books that I have read) as well as bible study articles written by me. This year I would like to post my project or study rather of The Early Church Fathers. For this project I will focus on four of them from the earliest post Apostolic age. That is the age right after, and during the death of the 12 Apostles. John of course was the last Apostle to die so his preaching was still being heard in the lifetimes of these four Christian Witnesses. This project will consist of various quotes (provided by these four witnesses) of spiritual content meant to enrich your soul and understanding of Christianity. I will also provide links to free online resources where you can read the quoted documents in their entirety, as well as a couple great books on the subject for further enrichment. If you would like to purchase one or more of the books that I recommend please use my Amazon affiliate links as a thank you for all my hard work on this project and this blog.

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About this book: What was the early Church like? Contrary to popular belief, Rod Bennett shows there is a reliable way to know. Four ancient Christian writers--four witnesses to early Christianity --left us an extensive body of documentation on this vital subject, and this book brings their fascinating testimony to life for modern believers. With all the power and drama of a gripping novel, this book is a journey of discovery of ancient and beautiful truths through the lives of four great saints of the early Church--Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons.