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 Learning Theology

with the Church Fathers

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Christopher A. Hall

Christopher A. Hall is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. ________________

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Author: Christopher Hall

...wrestling with some of the great and formative questions of the Christian faith...

The Early Church Fathers were Great Theologians, though they did not think of themselves as such.  They were working pastors, involved in the daily life and leadership of their congregations.

Yet they were wrestling with some of the great and formative questions of the Christian faith, such as the Trinity, the incarnation, the providence of God and the nature of the church.

...pastoral care, and theological conflict...

These beliefs were defined in the crucible of spiritual leadership, pastoral care, and theological conflict, all set against the background of the great cultural movements and events of their day. 

For the fathers, theology was a spiritual exercise woven into the texture of life.

What would it be like to sit under the preaching and instruction of these great men, to look over their shoulders as they thought and wrote, or to hear them debate Theological issues?

 Learning Theology with the Church Fathers replicates that experience for us.  With the same insight and love of his subject that he brought to Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers, Christopher Hall takes us into the world of patristic theology.  Focusing on the great questions, we view these issues in their settings and find greater appreciation for the foundations and architecture of our Christian faith.

Praise for Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers:

"An exceptional, clearly written, and informative guide to the fathers."  -Reformation and Renewal

"A much needed corrective to Protestant ignorance and suspicion of tradition, combatting the claim that somehow being traditionless is achievable and advantageous."  -Bibliotheca Sacra ____________________________

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"A useful introduction...thorough and informative on the methods and controversies of the church fathers."  -Library Journal _______________________________

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