Long established as an indispensable reference tool for clergy, seminarians, RCIA candidates, and lay Catholics, The Fathers of the Church has become the standard introduction to the great teachers of early Christianity.
Newly revised to include more material from more of the Fathers, this expanded edition features full references and citations, a topical index, detailed bibliography, and ancient texts available in English for the first time in more than a century.
Additions include authors from little-known traditions of Egypt, East Syria, North Africa, and the lands that make up modern Iran and Iraq, as well as the "Mothers of the Church," holy women from Christian antiquity.
"Reading this book, one grows more Catholic by the page. It will surely be a classic." -Scott Hahn