Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction
Smither, Edward L., Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction. By Bryan M. Litfin. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007, 304 pp., $ 22.99 paper.
Bryan Litfin has rendered a great service to students of early church history (and the professors who teach them) in this introductory pa tri s tics text. In ten chapters, Litfin narrates the stories of ten Church fathers-seven Greek (Ignatius of Antioch, Justin, Irenaeus, Origen, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, and Cyril of Alexandria) and three Latin (Tertullian, Perpetua, and Augustine). The reader will immediately notice the author's rightful inclusion of a woman, Vibia Perpetua, in his account of the Fathers-a group largely determined by their …
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Publication information: Article title: Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction. Contributors: Smither, Edward L. - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Volume: 51. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 174+. © Evangelical Theological Society Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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