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Beginning to Read the Fathers

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A survey of the principal themes of patristic writing, touching on the major Greek and Latin Fathers of the Church.
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Paulist Press (first published July 1985)
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May 07, 2009 Adam marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Boniface Ramsey's name has consistently popped up within my perusal of the vast bibliography of work concerning the early Patristic Fathers, and this is his seminal, foundational work concerning how, where, and why to begin to explore the primary sources (or direct writings and work) of the early Church Fathers. It's apparently a rather dense book, but one that is easily accessible (and intended to be so) for the non-academic and even someone completely unfamiliar with the history and thoughts o ...more
Jan 01, 2012 Nicholas rated it really liked it
Ramsey provides an excellent source for any inquirers into the Church Fathers. What makes him unique lies in the fact that he balances both the Greek and Latin Fathers rather than overemphasizing one or the other.
Apr 01, 2012 Evandro rated it it was amazing
It's not April Fools'. I really finished the book! Wonderful reading, easy and profound at the same time. Very useful reading guide to the Fathers at the end of the book.
Dec 16, 2008 booklady marked it as to-read
Good to read in conjunction with PBXVI's "The Church Fathers From Clement of Rome to Augustine" and "The Fathers".
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Oct 20, 2014 Kevin Finelli rated it really liked it
Great and accessible survey of Patristic writings, written in an interesting and engaging style.
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