Church Fathers

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  • The Father Of The Church

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    parents were missionaries in the country, so even after my adoption, I still spent a few years living in Russia with my parents and younger sister. When I was almost three years old, my mother and father were doing a marriage counseling seminar they were asked by a fellow preacher if they wanted to pastor a church in St. James Parish. Although at first, they

  • Early Church Fathers Attitudes Toward Women Essay

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    Chapter 6 Early Church Fathers’ Attitudes Toward Women “Then, as the church became fused with the secular, misogynistic society of Rome, Christ’s attitude toward women and the doctrine of equality were purposely forgotten,” 21, 34 Following are only a few of the mean-spirited quotes made by the early church so-called fathers and from modern preachers. This researcher believes this kind of leadership has instigated erroneous beliefs about women and their place in the Christian church. Furthermore

  • Augustine And Two Fathers Of The Greek Church

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    Augustine, and two Fathers of the Greek Church, St. Athanasius and St. Chrysostom ("Interior of the Basilica."). Not far away, in the center of the crossed halls of Saint Peter’s and over the high altar sits the Baldachin, a giant bronze and gilt canopy with four twisting pillars. Decorated in olive and laurel vines with nude children at play and chasing swarms of bees to come to rest underneath the canopy at a golden dove, symbolizing, peace, victory in peace, purity and unity, and the Holy Spirit

  • Early Church Fathers

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    Church Fathers The efforts made by the early church fathers during the Patristic Period made a significant impact on the actions, practices and beliefs of the Christian community during the past as well as today. The Apostolic Fathers such as Papias, Polycarp, Hermas, Ignatius and Clement of Rome focused on matters such as church organization, righteous living and faith (“Church Fathers” 2). With their writings, these fathers fought to keep the faith within the old church in the face of persecution

  • The Father of Church History: Eusebius

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    Eusebius: 'The Father of Church History' Eusebius is known as the 'father of church history' because of his historical accounts of the formation of early Christendom. Born in Caesarea around 260c.e., he was mentored by Pamphilus, who had been a student of theologian and

  • Christian Doctrine And The Doctrine Of A New Testament

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    other leaders arose in the church to take their place. These leaders are fathers because of the esteem in which they were held by loyal church members. They were call bishops and had authority over an area to maintain discipline the church. These fathers can be classified in certain times or divided into four groups. The first groups would be the apostolic fathers, the apologists, the Polemicists, and the scientific theologians. As like the rest of the early church fathers, The Polemicists raised

  • St. Bernard Of Clairvaux's 'Man Of Sorrows'

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    After examining the passages written by earlier Church writers, one could see that the picture of Christ as the "Man of Sorrows," relating to St. Bernard of Clairvaux's excerpt, would not pair well with the earlier Church writers' excerpts. Bernard of Clairvaux's view on Christ takes on a tone favoring Christocentric and affective spirituality, emphasizing Christ's Passion and death and taking relation into it as he writes where Christ's suffering with "the piercing nail has become a key to unlock

  • Can Education be Classical and Christian? Essay

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    Can an education be both classical and Christian? Many parents ask this question every year, unknowingly echoing an age-old question. Tertullian, an early church father, was perhaps the first to consider whether these two ideas are compatible when he asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” The church fathers continued to wrestle with the question for centuries, most concluding that all ideas that are taken captive for Christ may be used profitably by Christians. Examining this ongoing

  • My Knowledge And Understanding Of The Holy Spirit

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    My knowledge and understanding of the Holy Spirit began later than would be expected for someone who was raised in the church since birth. I grew up in a tradition that, due to fears over the exaltation of emotionality in some charismatic movements, responded by practically ignoring the third part of the Trinity. While I knew the three names that made up the Trinity, the Holy Spirit was some forgotten concept that languished because revealing it might lead to excess. In some ways, I think that fear

  • The Contributions of St. Augustine and Brigid of Kildare to Christianity

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    The Contributions of St. Augustine and Brigid of Kildare to Christianity St. Augustine and Bridgid of Kildare were two very influential people in the church during the fourth and fifth centuries. St. Augustine and Bridgid of Kildare were most famous for the monasteries that they founded. Both St. Augustine and Bridgid were devout Christians who contributed greatly to the growth of Christianity. Both of these people encouraged the spread of Christianity, the belief in a life of solitude, and