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Pope Benedict XVI has recently published an excellent book on The Church Fathers: From Clement of Rome to Augustine.
Each one of the Church Fathers is represented with one or two lectures, devoted to his life and the most significant theological teachings.
As with all of Pope Benedict's writings, he presents his subject in a scholarly, but clear and very readable fashion.
I thought his speeches on the early church scholars were excellent. I had always wondered, "what happened after the death of the Apostles that made Christianity grow as much... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pushkin's Mom
Good to get a modern perspective with the combination of historical and original Church fathers' wisdom. Highly recommend. Excellent read.Published 12 months ago by mo
I read about one everyday it feeds me and I always feel better after doing so. Not heavy but feeds you and helps you grow.Published 16 months ago by Richard Bligh
Translated transcripts of this short weekly talks.
I love early church history but found this book disappointing.
I would not recommend.
I received the e book version of this and found it quite interesting. I expected more of a historical rendering whereas the Holy Father took a spiritual approach making it quite... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Robert L. Page
The book is a great work by Pope Benedict. It was a required text book for my class and will prove valuable outside of class.Published 21 months ago by Tom Frazier
Very informative; encyclopedic yet cohesive; a scholarly survey with popular appeal; some of the Fathers that we have known in name only suddenly become real!Published on August 15, 2011 by Sheepdog