The Doctors of the Church: Thirty-Three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianity
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The Doctors of the Church: Thirty-Three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianty by Bernard McGinn – Second Revised Edition
Written by one of the great authorities on Catholic wisdom, this user friendly resource is designed as a general introduction to the 33 remarkable individuals who shaped the understanding of the Church’s faith. After a brief account of the concept and development of the office of doctor ecclesiae, sketches of the lives and teachings of the influential doctors are presented in chronological order. A list of major translations of each doctor’s writings for further reading is also included.
Bernard McGinn is a lecturer, a professor, and the author of The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism and The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.