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The Latin Fathers for English Readers (9 vols.)
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Overview

Perhaps no institution has influenced human history more than the Christian church. Its swaying and staying power over 2,000 years is due in no small part to the philosophical accomplishments of a core of early Church Fathers. Thus patristics, the study of the Early Church Fathers, is vitally important not just for Christians, but for anyone who wants to understand the scope and pattern of human history. This collection provides summary and analysis of the most important contributions of nine Church Fathers. Designed to be accessible for “ordinary English readers,” the collection relates key portions of the life and works of Latin writers like Augustine, Jerome, and Ambrose, supplying “a lively, accurate, and fairly complete view of the most important periods of church history.”

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Key Features

  • Surveys the lives of nine of the most significant figures in church history
  • Designed to provides a functional knowledge of patristics to “ordinary English readers”
  • Presented in engaging and accessible prose with scholarly backbone

Product Details

  • Title: The Latin Fathers for English Readers
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 2,137
  • Christian Group: Orthodox
  • Resource Type: Biographies
  • Topic: Church History

Individual Titles

Leo the Great

  • Author: Charles Gore
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 192

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This volume from influential Anglican theologian Charles Gore covers the life and work of Pope Leo the Great, the man who famously negotiated with Atila the Hun for Rome’s safety. A Doctor of the Church, Leo wrote the influential Tome that fleshed out Catholic Christology, and developed the doctrines of papal authority. Gore’s volume on Leo bolsters your library’s clout in patristics and church history, providing a thorough overview of the life and work of the third-longest reigning pope.

Charles Gore (1853–1932) was educated at Harrow School and the University of Oxford. Gore later became fellow at Trinity College, Oxford, and vice principal at Cuddesdon Theological College. He later became the bishop of Worcester, the bishop of Birmingham, and the bishop of Oxford. Charles Gore published over 15 volumes of works including The Church and the Ministry, St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans: A Practical Exposition (2 vols.), and The Body of Christ.

Gregory the Great

  • Author: J. Barmby
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 208

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Gregory the Great, best known as the namesake of the Gregorian chant, was one of the most prolific writers to serve as pope, and the first pope to have come from a monastic background. Called the “last good Pope” by Calvin, Gregory greatly influenced Christian liturgy, and is one of the four original Doctors of the Church. James Barmby’s volume provides valuable insight into the history of Christian liturgy, monasticism, and the life and works of this great Church Father.

James Barmby was a nineteenth-century academic. He was master of Hartfield College, fellow of Magdalen College, and vicar of Pittington.

St. Ambrose: His Life, Times, and Teaching

  • Author: Robinson Thornton
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 228

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Saint Ambrose was archbishop of Milan and one of the most influential figures of the early church. Ambrose combated many heresies in the early church, most notably Arianism, and influenced Augustine of Hippo. Robinson Thornton’s volume on Ambrose provides historical insight into the church’s liturgy, theology, and early battles against heresy.

Robinson Thornton was vicar of St. John’s at Notting Hill and fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford.

Saint Augustine

  • Author: Edward L. Cutts
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 240

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Perhaps no Christian writer outside the biblical canon has had a greater influence on Western thought than Augustine of Hippo. His Confessions and City of God left large marks in the philosophical landscape and are still widely read today in a range of disciplines. Edward L. Cutts’ volume on Augustine is an excellent introduction to this Church Father who continues to be relevant to anyone asking life’s greatest questions.

Edward L. Cutts (1824–1901) was a church historian who wrote influential biographies of several early church figures, including Jerome and Constantine. He received an honorary DD from the University of the South, Sewanee.

St. Patrick: His Life and Teaching

  • Author: E.J. Newell
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 256

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Saint Patrick, best known as Ireland’s patron saint, was a fifth-century missionary. E.J. Newell’s volume studies St. Patrick’s life, work, and writings. Newell’s work thoughtfully examines the man whose missionary work changed the religious complexion of Western Europe.

E.J. Newell is also the author of A Popular History of the Ancient British Church.

Saint Jerome

  • Author: Edward L. Cutts
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 250

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One of the four “Great” Latin fathers and an original Doctor of the Church, Saint Jerome translated the Latin Vulgate Bible, and the volume of his writings is second only to Augustine among early Church Fathers. Edward L. Cutts’ volume on Jerome is full of valuable insight into the history of Christian dogma and Bible translation and commentary.

Edward L. Cutts (1824–1901) was a church historian who wrote influential biographies of several early church figures, including Jerome and Constantine. He received an honorary DD from the University of the South, Sewanee.

St. Hilary of Poitiers and St. Martin of Tours

  • Author: John Gibson Cazenove
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 274

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This work covers the life and works of two of the early church’s most influential fourth-century Latin fathers: Hilary of Poitiers and Martin of Tours. John Gibson Cazenove’s work provides valuable insight into the development and spread of Christianity across Western Europe.

John Gibson Cazenove was chancellor of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

St. Bernard: Abbot of Clairvaux

  • Author: Samuel J. Eales
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 281

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Bernard of Clairvaux was an influential twelfth-century churchman, responsible for the spread of the Cistercian order. Barnard’s writings also influenced Reformed thought, developing the doctrine of Sola Fide. Samuel J. Eales work provides valuable insight into the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages and the background of controversies that would shape centuries of church history.

Samuel J. Eales was principal of St. Boniface College, Warminster.

The Venerable Bede

  • Author: G.F. Browne
  • Series: The Fathers for English Readers
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 208

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Saint Bede’s monumental work, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, earned him the title, “father of English history.” Bede also translated the Latin and Greek work of other Church Fathers, making their work accessible to a much wider audience. G.F. Browne’s work on Bede provides valuable insights into church historiography and the theological development of Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages.

G.F. Browne (1833–1930) was bishop of Stepney from 1895 to 1897 and bishop of Bristol from 1897 to 1914. He was also a professor of Archaeology.