Most Christians have at least a passing acquaintance with St. Augustine, but how many know much about Irenaeus, Cyprian, Origen, Polycarp, or Justin? These are just a few of the famous “Fathers of the Church” whose thoughts and teachings have influenced the entire history of Christianity. Now, in easy-to-read and understand language, Mike Aquilina offers “a first look” at the first Fathers.

 

Most Christians have at least a passing acquaintance with St. Augustine, but how many know much about Irenaeus, Cyprian, Origen, Polycarp, or Justin? These are just a few of the famous “Fathers of the Church” whose thoughts and teachings have influenced the entire history of Christianity. Now, in easy-to-read and understand language, Mike Aquilina offers “a first look” at the first Fathers.

Concentrating on the first centuries of the Church, this exciting historical overview of the formation of the Faith concentrates – not on the great movements and insights – but on the characters who gave voice to those ideas. From Clement, who was St. Peter’s successor, to John of Damascus, all the greatest names of the first millennium of Church history are present.

A must-read for all who seek to understand the Church’s past in order to prepare for her future.

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