The Doctors of the Church: Thirty-Three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianity  -     By: Bernard McGinn
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The Doctors of the Church: Thirty-Three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianity

Crossroad / 2010 / Paperback

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Written by one of the world's top authorities on the history of Christianity, this user-friendly resource is an introduction to 33 remarkable individuals who shaped our understanding of the Catholic faith.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 259
Vendor: Crossroad
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 5.90 X 0.90 (inches)
ISBN: 0824525493
ISBN-13: 9780824525491

Publisher's Description

Written by one of the great authorities on Catholic wisdom, this user friendly resource is designed as a general introduction to the 33 remarkable individuals who shaped the understanding of the Church’s faith. After a brief account of the concept and development of the office of doctor ecclesiae, sketches of the lives and teachings of the influential doctors are presented in chronological order. A list of major translations of each doctor’s writings for further reading is also included.

Author Bio

Bernard McGinn is a lecturer, a professor, and the author of The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism and The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Editorial Reviews

"This is an engagingly written book on a topic little studied. One could learn a good deal about the history of theology while finding clues for further reading in McGinn's fine bibliographies."  —Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal magazine

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