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The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church

The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church

Jimmy Akin

| Catholic Answers | 2010

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The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church is a unique resource. It introduces you to the teachings of the first Christians in a way no other work can. It is specially designed to make it easy for you to find the information you want and need. Amazing features in this fact-packed book include:

• More than 900 quotations from the writings of the Early Church Fathers, as well as from rare and important documents dating back to the dawn of Christian history

• Mini-biographies of nearly 100 fathers, as well as descriptions of dozens of key early councils and writings

• A concise history of the dramatic spread of Christianity after Jesus told his disciples to evangelize all nations

• Special maps showing you where the fathers lived, including many little-known and long-vanished locations

• A guide to nearly 30 ancient heresies, many of which have returned to haunt the modern world

• The fathers’ teaching on nearly 50 topics, including modern hot-button issues like abortion, homosexuality, and divorce.

This groundbreaking work presents the teachings of the early Christians in a way unlike any other book. It flings open the doors of the crucial but little-known age covering the birth of Christianity and the triumphant march of the gospel throughout the ancient world.

Author Bio

Jimmy Akin (born 1965) is a Catholic apologist for Catholic Answers who has authored several books on Catholic apologetics, evangelization, liturgy, and controversial issues. He is also a primary contributor to This Rock magazine and has appeared on radio and television defending and explaining the Catholic faith.