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Worshiping with the 

Church Fathers

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Christopher A. Hall

Christopher A. Hall is Chancellor of Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania.  He previously served as dean of the Templeton honors College at Eastern.  In addition he is associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. ______________

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Evangelically rooted.  Critically engaged.

2009 by Christopher A. Hall. ____________


Christopher Hall invites us to accompany the Fathers as they enter the sanctuary for worship and the chapel for prayer.

He takes us to the wilderness, where we learn from the early monastics as they draw close to God.  

In this survey of the spiritual life of worship, Hall informs and challenges Christians in faithful living today.  

He weaves his own experiences into his observations of the Fathers' practices and teachings, and so helps us close the gap of the centuries.  

Readers will enjoy a rich and rare schooling in developing their spiritual lives.  

"Essential reading for pastors, ay leaders and students who are looking for a reliable introduction to the spirituality if the early church."  

-Jeffrey P. Greenman, Wheaton College.

"This...classic example of (Christopher Hall's) ability to help Anthony and Augustine, Cassian and Tertullian, speak to us today.  Follow Dr. Hall's lead and receive the gifts of this living tradition."  

-Jonathan Wilson-Hartsgrove, author, speaker and new monastic.

"Christopher Hall's wonderful introduction...will not only draw you closer to the church fathers--it will draw you closer to God." 

 -Lauren F. Winner. Duke Divinity School.

"(Christopher Hall) invites us to join an ongoing conversation with Christian siblings who centuries ago reflected on distractions in prayer, self-deception, passions and other concerns central to the Christian life."  

-Dennis Okholm, Azusa Pacific University.

"A rich treasure trove of the prayers of the church."  

-James M. Houston, Regent College. ___________________________

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