The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  -     By: Jimmy Akin
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The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church

Catholic Answers / 2010 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 452
Vendor: Catholic Answers
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.20 X 1.30 (inches)
ISBN: 1933919345
ISBN-13: 9781933919348
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What Did Early Christians Really Believe?

The Answer Will Surprise and Amaze You

The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church is a unique resource that introduces you to the teachings of the first Christians in a way no other work can. It is specially designed to make it easy for you to find the information you want and need. Amazing features in this fact-packed book include:

More than 900 quotations from the writings of the early Church Fathers, as well as from rare and important documents dating back to the dawn of Christian history.

Mini-biographies of nearly 100 Fathers, as well as descriptions of dozens of key early councils and writings.

A concise history of the dramatic spread of Christianity after Jesus told his disciples to evangelize all nations.

Special maps showing you where the Fathers lived, including many little-known and long-vanished locations.

A guide to nearly 30 ancient heresies, many of which have returned to haunt the modern world.

The Fathers' teaching on nearly 50 topics, including modern hot-button issues like abortion, homosexuality, and divorce.

This groundbreaking work presents the teachings of the early Christians in a way unlike any other book. It flings open the doors of the crucial but little-known age covering the birth of Christianity and the triumphant march of the gospel throughout the ancient world.

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    I won't try to summarize so many witty and similar quotes from great men who tell us, if we truly research what the early church looked like and sounded like, we would find it hard to be protestant.

    But this book is a great, concise way to sample a pile of early christian writings without gathering them yourself.

    For a Catholic, this book will confirm your faith and give you info with which to defend against critics.

    For non-Catholics... I'll just speak for myself and say, I had to really sit down and consider if I had the stubbornness to cling to various doctrines, when men who learned from the apostles themselves (first century believers) thought otherwise. Do I, or one of my pastors living in 2013, really know what scripture means better than a guy who was led to Jesus by the Apostle John?

    This is a great work.
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