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When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

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The Prince readable book The chapters are succinct and well structured Iteads very smoothly I found the historical synopses of the author very interesting and well articulated understandable but also parochial The author is Catholic and follows the dogma of this church Some of his well articulated views are simply unsupported Roman church dogma I am not saying this to try to pick a fight Marcellino A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators repeats Roman church positions in the course of hiseflections on history and these are not problematic if the eader understands where they come from and understands that they are not all commonly agreed with But for the uninformed they are misleading and logic leaps that will not further the persons education Lastly this books suffers as most church history texts do The author can only laud the decisions of the past and the people that made them in spite of where these decisions lead to or how they in spite of the best of intentions create significant damage a generation or two later One of the most significant failings of the early church fathers was their inability and unwillingness to embrace mystery early church fathers was their inability and unwillingness to embrace mystery a part of our elationship with God Thus they find it impossible to not help God out So decisions like Apostolic succession and monarchical episcopacy may have appeared appropriate at the time because of circumstances but they are disastrous theologically and spiritually This is of course the view of a Protestant and not a Roman CatholicWhile I find this a flawed history the. If the word trinity isn't in Scripture why is it such an important part of our faith And if the Bible can be interpreted in many ways how do we know what to make of it And who decided what should be in the Bible anyway The Chu. .

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well written It And I Agree and I agree it is an important Lifting read for the well informed Thank you MarcellinoThis is an updateI also teach church history I find it impossible to not apply commentary to the way I teach it But there is a difference between adding commentary and distorting facts Marcellino closes his chapter on the council of Nicea by suggesting that with the pronouncements of the council and the excommunication of Arius Eusebius and a few others that in his words it was Case closed It was anything but case closed historically and the lack of closure continues toeverberate to this day This is both a theological issue as well as a historical one It may have been case closed theologically for those who would Mathruhridayam remain Trinitarian but for most of the Christians of the eastern Mediterranean it was never a closed issue Theise of Arab Christianity and later Islam is an indicator of just how not Case closed it was As a historical treatment of the issues this is a cavalier and false twisting of facts and ealityOne of the most important aspects of historical study is the way it informs why current eality is so and how and why it may have developed the way it did While I would have to say that the theological outcome of the Council of Nicaea was likely correct the process was enormously flawed as is this books treatment of it Wonderful book for anyone interested in a first look at the Church Fathers or Early Christianity D Ambrosio does not seek to. Rch Fathers provide the answers Marcellino D'Ambrosio dusts off what might have been just dry theology to bring you the exciting stories of great heroes such as Ambrose Augustine Basil Athanasius John Chrysostom and Jerome The.
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Give full biographies or full catalog of early documents Instead this book makes these great men and women eal people with families and sins and problems and describes the times they lived in Some lengthy uotes are included in other places only snippets as the case euired to demonstrate the faith and teachings of these people For example St Augustine sounds like it is worth The House That Had Enough reading despite my memories of hatingeading it in a literature class Here the man is explained making the writing have context that is enriching instead of dryThe Early Fathers are of course Catholic as is the author but I BELIEVE ORTHODOX AND PROTESTANT READERS WOULD BENEFIT FROM believe Orthodox and Protestant eaders would benefit from glimpse into the minds of the Early Fathers in their uest for TRUE CHURCH AND BEING LIKE THE Church and being like the Big T Tradition Takes Us Back To Those Who takes us back to those who at the knee of Jesus and it is instructive for Catholics and non to see this ich history in an approachable and The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division readable book Probably one of the best books I veead in my life Warning you may convert to Catholicism if you Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) readnot kidding Really cool to get the historical setting and biographies on the Patristic Fathers and beyondpositive and negatives This gives a great overview of the church fathers It gives information about their main theological beliefsarguments and gives you context too with the brief biographical accounts of each of them This has been a fantastic introduction and I d highlyecommend it Scholarly content but clearly attractively written and easy to follow Awesome boo. Se brilliant embattled and sometimes eccentric men defined the biblical canon hammered out the Creed and gave us our understanding of sacraments and salvation It is they who preserved the Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl rich legacy of the early Church for us.