The Early Church Fathers--Who They Are and Why They Matter
A Talk by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
Where did we come up with the list of books in the Bible? How about the Creed that we recite each Sunday? How about the ceremonies that we call the Roman Mass, the Byzantine liturgy, the sign of the cross, and other traditions, beliefs, and practices that are not explicitly spelled out for us in the New Testament?
The answer to all these questions is the same--the group of writers commonly referred to as the Early Church Fathers. This talk will provide an overview as to who they were, what they taught, and what signicance they hold for us today. Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, with his Ph.D. in historical theology and three years experience as host of the EWTN weekly show on the Early Fathers, is especially suited to lead us on this journey of discovery.
The Fathers are extremely important because they are regarded with great respect by Christians who are divided from each other -- Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox.
If we can rediscover the Fathers together, perhaps we may be able to find lost unity. And, since many of the Fathers lived in a pagan society like our own, perhaps we may become better equipped not only to "keep the faith" in a hostile environment, but even to spread it!
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