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The Fathers of the Church

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Hans von Campenhausen s two volumes, "The Fathers of the Greek Church" and "The Fathers of the Latin Church," are combined into one volume in this new edition. The Fathers of the Church traditionally describes the orthodox writers of the early church. The church came to regard these figures as the exponents of divine truth in the age when the church was taking shape. Their ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Hendrickson Publishers
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Ethan
Jan 07, 2017 Ethan rated it really liked it
The combined edition of the author's biographies of the Fathers of the Greek and Latin Churches.

On the Greek side the author writes on Justin, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Eusebius, Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Synesius, John Chrysostom, and Cyril of Alexandria; on the Latin side, he writes on Tertullian, Cyprian, Lactantius, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and Boethius.

The author cannot be accused of hiding his bias. One does not walk away wondering what he t
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A somewhat dated survey of the thought of the early church fathers.
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