Church Fathers and Teachers: From Saint Leo the Great to Peter Lombard: After meditating on the Apostles and then on the Fathers of the early Church, as seen in his earlier works Jesus, the Apostles and the Early Church and Church Fathers, Pope Benedict XVI devoted his attention to the most influential Christian men from the fifth through the twelfth centuries. In his first book, Church Fathers, Benedict began with Clement of Rome and ended with Saint Augustine. In this volume, the Holy Father reflects on some of the greatest theologians of the Middle Ages: Benedict, Anselm, Bernard, and Gregory the Great, to name just a few. By exploring both the lives and the ideas of the great popes, abbots, scholars and missionaries who lived during the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christendom, Pope Benedict XVI highlights the key elements of Catholic dogma and practice that remain the foundation stones not only of the Roman Catholic Church but of Christian society itself. This book is a wonderful way to get to know these later Church Fathers and Teachers and the tremendous spiritually rich patrimony they have bequeathed to us.
“Without this vital sap, man is exposed to the danger of succumbing to the ancient temptation of seeking to redeem himself by himself.”
— Pope Benedict XVI
Table of Contents:
1. Saint Leo the Great — 2. Boethius and Cassiodorus — 3. Saint Benedict of Norcia — 4. Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite — 5. Saint Romanus the Melodist — 6. Saint Gregory the Great (1) — 7. Saint Gregory the Great (2) — 8. Saint Columban — 9. Saint Isidore of Seville — 10. Saint Maximus the Confessor — 11. John Climacus — 12. Saint Bede, the Venerable — 13. Saint Boniface, the Apostle of the Germans — 14. Ambrose Autpert — 15. Germanus of Constantinople — 16. John Damascene — 17. Saint Theodore the Studite — 18. Rabanus Maurus — 19. John Scotus Erigena — 20. Saints Cyril and Methodius — 21. Saint Odo of Cluny — 22. Saint Peter Damian — 23. Symeon the New Theologian — 24. Saint Anselm — 25. Peter the Venerable — 26. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux — 27. Monastic Theology and Scholastic Theology — 28. Two Theological Models in Comparison: Bernard and Abelard — 29. The Cluniac Reform — 30. The Cathedral from the Romanesque to the Gothic Architecture: The Theological Background — 31. Hugh and Richard of Saint-Victor — 32. William of Saint-Thierry — 33. Rupert of Deutz — 34. John of Salisbury — 35. Peter Lombard.
- Binding: Hardover
- Pub Date: June 01, 2010
- Copyright Date: 2010
- Physical Info: 0.93″ H x 8.3″ L x 5.64″ W (0.87 lbs) 215 pages
- ISBN-13: 1586173170
- BISAC: Religion | Christian Church | History