When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 320 pages
$ 22.99
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 Church Fathers provide the answers. These 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 for us the rich legacy of the early Church. Stock #: B36777

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Sharon K. Hall
When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers

This is a very engaging book. I benefitted a lot from understanding more deeply the actuality of Apostolic Succession, the struggle against Arianism and other heresies, being exposed to the dedicated lives of these early Fathers, as well as their faults and errors too but on the whole faithful to Jesus and the Church. Many things are important, too numerous to write in this review but I was especially touched by Jerome’s writing on the subject of the saints praying for us, which was a paragraph of Jerome’s which is quoted. Very compelling. This is a book which should be kept and reread and reread, in my opinion, because the schisms which have divided Christians continue to urgently require reconciliation and be faithful to our Father’s purpose for us to love and extend mercy and charity everywhere, following Jesus’ teaching handed down through the Apostles.

Early church fathers after the Apostles

Very readable explanations of how Christianity grew in size and dogma in the first years after the Apostles to what we basically believe today.

Judith Brownlow
When the church was young.

Readable and understandable for the average layperson. All the early heresies explained: Arianism, Donatism and Pelagians. The heroic efforts of the early fathers to keep the Church doctrinally sound while still developing basic doctrines. Easy to read and gripping narrative.

Ann Griffin
A Good Read

I found this book quite interesting. It was clear and down to earth. Well written. It was interesting to learn more about some of our early church figures.

Michael Stokes
Wonderful view of the Early Church

This book is wonderfully well-written and gives a meaningful, easy-to-understand picture of the Early Church and the challenges it faced. More than just history or biography, it also provides spiritual insights relevant to today. I am sure I will read it again and again!

Marcellino D’Ambrosio is a world-renowned commentator on religious issues. With a Ph.D. in theology (under Cardinal Avery Dulles), nine years of university teaching, and hundreds of published articles, Marcellino has a wealth of knowledge and knows how to make it accessible for a wide variety of audiences. As “Dr. Italy,” D’Ambrosio has a popular website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed and appears weekly on a variety of Catholic TV and radio networks. He is the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Guide to the Passion.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B36777

ISBN:  9781616367770

Publication Date:  08/22/2014

BISAC:  RELIGION / Christian Living / General

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 215.9 mm X 23.114 mm
(Approx. 5.5 in X 8.5 in X 0.91 in X )

Pages:  320

List Price:  $ 22.99