Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction

Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction

by Bryan M. Litfin

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A Trusted Introduction to the Church Fathers

This concise introduction to the church fathers connects evangelical students and readers to twelve key figures from the early church. Bryan Litfin engages readers with actual people, not just abstract doctrines or impersonal events, to help them understand the fathers as spiritual ancestors in the faith. The first edition has been well received and widely used. This updated and revised edition adds chapters on Ephrem of Syria and Patrick of Ireland. The book requires no previous knowledge of the patristic period and includes original, easy-to-read translations that give a brief taste of each writer's thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097249
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 434,988
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bryan M. Litfin (PhD, University of Virginia) is professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of several books, including Early Christian Martyr Stories, and has written numerous scholarly articles and essays.

Table of Contents

1. Ignatius of Antioch
2. Justin Martyr
3. Irenaeus of Lyons
4. Tertullian of Carthage
5. Perpetua of Carthage
6. Origen of Alexandria
7. Athanasius of Alexandria
8. Ephrem the Syrian
9. John Chrysostom
10. Augustine of Hippo
11. Cyril of Alexandria
12. Patrick of Ireland

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