His books and essays on the Fathers of the Church
focused on the theological struggles of the early Church to define the faith and the truth of Revelation in Sacred Scripture.
The contextual method presumes that one takes, as a point of departure, the fact that the Fathers of the church
lived and wrote in different ecclesial, theological, cultural, historical, temporal and linguistic contexts.
So did John Chrysostom, so did the other Fathers of the Church
This high regard for Mary Magdalene continues in the fourth- and fifth-century Latin fathers of the church
Against both Docetism and Gnosticism the early Fathers of the church
, especially bishop-theologians like St.
Bayliss, Minudus Felix and his Place among the Early Fathers of the Church
Since the question of women's ordination did not even arise among the fathers of the church
, no support for or against this practice can be cited from that quarter.
Many other works in the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers series (8vs, London, 1887-1892) and Fathers of the Church
(Catholic University of America, 1948-), supplemented by the new Hyde Park series (New York, 1990-), ed.
The council, for example, replaced the late medieval view of the church as a pyramid, with the pope at the top and the laity at the bottom, by a profoundly traditional view, rooted in the Bible, the writings of the early fathers of the church
and much of the church's lived experience during its first millennium.
Thomas, ardent devotee of the Fathers of the Church
Many Ambrosian works are translated in the Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers series (New York, 1896), and the Fathers of the Church
series (Catholic University, Washington, 1947-).
It's not just the ancient fathers of the church
and it's not just the church.