For the first time, the stories of our Church Fathers are intertwined with the greatest painters in Christendom in a one-of-a-kind collection of timeless truths and dozens of visually stunning full-color illustrations. Pope Benedict carefully explains the stories of the Fathers' rich history and the vital role each one played in not only preserving the Church at the time, but also in anchoring the Church of today as well as the future.
They exhorted believers in the face of persecution while fighting heresies and misunderstandings. they were theologians and philosophers, orators and pastors, leaders and problem solvers, martyrs and heroes. Expand on the insights of Pope Benedict by visualizing their efforts and experiences through the works of Botticelli, Gozzoli, Jan van Scorel, and more!
"Let us now devote our attention to the Apostolic Father; that is, to the first and second generations in the Church subsequent to the Apostles. And thus, we can see where the Church's journey begins in history." -Pope Benedict XVI
Book size: 10"x7" Hardcover. 144 pp.