The Greek Fathers

The Greek Fathers

The Greek Fathers

The Greek Fathers

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I have kept to the business of Greek patristic influence almost baldly in the following pages, to an abbreviated statement of what in the West without the Greek Fathers could not have been. So comprehensive a term as "The Greek Fathers" connotes periods as well as persons, and their Western influence stretches far beyond the four countries here taken as typical. Several periods have been treated summarily and many persons and places have been ignored, in an effort to include in this volume's format a minimum representative of each. Martyr-tales and the Christian Apocrypha are a great fact in the time of the Fathers and a force in the after-world; Cyril of Jerusalem and Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret and Maximus Confessor are major patristic personalities of posthumous Western traces; Spain, Holland, Poland, and Belgium deserve place in a detailed study. All these have been deliberately sacrificed to this volume's peculiar purpose -- the suggestion, by . . .

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