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! Marcellino D'Ambrosio dusts off what might have been just dry theology to bring you the exciting stories of great heroes such as Ambrose, Augustine, Basil, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, and Jerome. 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 the rich legacy of the early Church for us.
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Patristics with a punch!
The most entertaining book on patristics that I've ever read. I own many many works devoted to this subject but to be honest, it's the only book on patristics that I've ever actually finished cover-to-cover as if it were a novel.
Regardless of your faith background I really recommend this book on early pre-Constantine post-Constantine Christian history.