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A chronological history of the Fathers of the Church: the foundational figures in the early centuries of Christianity. Hosted by popular Patristics author Mike Aquilina.

A chronological history of the Fathers of the Church: the foundational figures in the early centuries of Christianity. Hosted by popular Patristics author Mike Aquilina.
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A chronological history of the Fathers of the Church: the foundational figures in the early centuries of Christianity. Hosted by popular Patristics author Mike Aquilina.

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English


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Episode 3 - Clement of Rome: The Earliest Christian Author after the Apostles

11/13/2019
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Clement of Rome led a church in turmoil. Its people were deeply divided. The secular culture was hostile to the faith. Across the ocean from the Eternal City the laity were rising up in rebellion against the clergy. And it was only 67 A.D. St. Peter was hardly cold in his grave on Vatican Hill. How should his successor lead in such a crisis? Clement healed the Church in the way of the Apostles: by writing a winsome, reasonable, gentle letter — which is the subject of Episode 3 of “The Way of...

Duration:00:23:26

Episode 2 - The How and Why of Studying the Fathers

10/30/2019
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In this episode we examine the history of the study of the Fathers since the Reformation. The field has enjoyed explosive growth since then. We live in a time when so many works by the Fathers (and about the Fathers) are freely available online. What drives people to read the Fathers? Well, they’re apologetically useful. The Fathers returned to vogue after the 16th century because both Catholics and Protestants believed the documents of the early Church would be useful in apologetics. And...

Duration:00:14:21

Episode 1 - First Steps on the Way of the Fathers

10/17/2019
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With this episode author Mike Aquilina begins his twice-monthly series on the lives, times, and works of the early Church Fathers. The Way of the Fathers begins with answers to basic questions. What is fatherhood? And who are the Fathers? The answers come from sources ancient (Vincent of Lerins) and modern (Ratzinger) — theologians who draw from the still more ancient words and patterns of biblical religion. Mapping the Way of the Fathers, Aquilina touches upon the achievements of the...

Duration:00:14:48

Trailer

10/3/2019
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Welcome to Way of the Fathers!

Duration:00:02:11