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Great Christian Thinkers: From the Early Church Through the Middle Ages

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From Clement of Rome to today, the project of understanding the faith has engaged and impelled some of the Wests greatest minds. Here Pope Benedict XVI accessibly and sympathetically reflects on the lives and works of Christianitys chief theologians, teachers, ascetics and mystics up to the end of the Middle Ages.
Paperback, 316 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Fortress Press
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Eric Nelson
Jun 21, 2012 rated it liked it
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A collection of daily meditations on saints both obscure an prominent, though this work contains the biographical information it does not contain the insight one would expect from Pope Benedict. Whereas I had come expecting to find lyrical biographies of great men and women, what I found was shallow plumb lines better for suited for a quick read and longer pondering. [return][return]If you�re looking for an introduction to saints, look to Bulter�s Lives of Saints or better yet, Jacobus�s Golden ...more
Michael Donlan
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Pope Benedict XVI has a way of communicating so clearly. He makes these figures & times come alive for the reader. This book helps one understand the complexity & dynamics of early Christianity. You'll appreciate each word of the Nicene Creed after reading this.
Jenn
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Short essays on various christian thinkers up to the middle ages.
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Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) was the 265th Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the Sovereign of the Vatican City State and the head of the Catholic Church. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, and too ...more
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“Eusebius strongly challenges believers of all times on their approach to the events of history and of the Church in particular. He also challenges us: what is our attitude with regard to the Church's experiences? Is it the attitude of those who are interested in it merely out of curiosity, or even in search of something sensational or shocking at all costs? Or is it an attitude full of love and open to the mystery of those who know - through faith - that they can trace in the history of the Church those signs of God's love and the great works of salvation wrought by him?” 2 likes
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