The Doctors of the Church are the most reliable and authoritative teachers of the Faith for all Christians (not just Catholics). The Catholic Church, to date, has named 36 men and women as Doctors of the Church. “Doctor” essentially means teacher and each of the Doctors is noteworthy for their outstanding, clear teaching of the Faith, as well as their holiness. These 143 volumes represent 35 of the 36 Doctors (Gregory of Narek is the newest Doctor and we hope to have his works soon!) and draw from every major Patristic series we offer, including the Fathers of the Church Series, Ancient Christian Writers, Popular Patristics series, and the Classics of Western Spirituality. In this collection, you will find greats such as St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Jerome, as well as lesser known saints such as St. Lawrence of Brindisi and St. Peter Chrysologus. No library should be without this essential set of resources!
The following is a list of the 36 Doctors of the Church:
In the Verbum edition, these works become the backbone of any study of the Catholic Tradition. Links to the patristic writings of the Early Church Fathers will bring you right to the source—to the very quote—allowing you to see instant context. Footnotes appear on mouseover, as well as references to Scripture and other resources in your library, and you can perform near-instant searches across these volumes, searching for references to keywords or Scripture passages.