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The Fathers of the Church - Expanded Edition

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Unlock the knowledge of our Church Fathers. They fought the first culture wars. They died for our faith. Honor their memory as we walk in their footsteps.

Long established as an indispensable reference tool for clergy, seminarians, RCIA candidates, and lay Catholics, The Fathers of the Church has become the standard introduction to the great teachers of early Christianity.

Newly revised to include more material from more of the Fathers, this expanded edition features full references and citations, a topical index, detailed bibliography, and ancient texts available in English for the first time in more than a century. Additions include authors from little-known traditions of Egypt, East Syria, North Africa, and the lands that make up modern Iran and Iraq, as well as "Mothers of the Church," holy women from Christian antiquity.

Imagine, the wisdom of the ages conveniently presented for your review and prayerful consideration!


Mike Aquilina is a noted Catholic Scripture scholar, apologist and author or editor of more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology based in Steubenville, Ohio. Mike is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of “The Lamb’s Supper” (2001), “Hail, Holy Queen” (2002), “First Comes Love” (2003), “Lord, Have Mercy” (2004), and “Swear to God” (2005) — all airing on EWTN. He also appears regularly as a panelist on "The Weekly Roman Observer," broadcast by Catholic Family Network.

Mike's career in publishing spans two decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in many periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad. He also runs the popular website Fathers of the Church dot com.


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What were the first generations of Christians like immediately after Jesus left them?
What were there worship services like?
Who were the major leaders and thinkers of the early Church?
What have Christians believed throughout the past centuries and how have our current beliefs developed?

These questions--along with many more--are tackled within the book I just finished, "The Fathers of the Church: An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers" (Our Sunday Visitor, softcover, 240 pages, $13.95) by Mike Aquilina.

After converting from Protestantism to Catholicism, my ignorance of the first 1,500 years of Christianity became quickly evident. I was pretty sure that 'historical' Christianity began with the writings of Luther, Calvin, and Wesley. While I don't think they were actively hidden from me, the ea Full Review...

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