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Church Fathers and Teachers From Saint Leo the Great to Peter Lombard

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ISBN-10: 1586173170

ISBN-13: 9781586173173

Edition: N/A

Authors: Benedict XVI

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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…    
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Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 5/30/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 211
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Joseph Ratzinger was born on April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn in the state of Bavaria, Germany. Ratzinger entered the minor seminary in Traunstein, in 1939 and in 1943 along with the rest of his seminary class he was drafted into the Flak [anti-aircraft corps]. In 1944 he was released from the Flak and returned home only to be drafted into labor detail under the infamous Austrian Legion. In the spring of 1945 Ratzinger deserted the army and headed home but when the Americans arrive at his village shortly thereafter, he was identified as a German soldier and incarcerated in a POW camp for a brief time. Following his release he re-entered the seminary. In 1951 Joseph was ordained into the…    

Saint Leo the Greatp. 7
Boethius and Cassiodorusp. 12
Saint Benedict of Norciap. 19
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagitep. 25
Saint Romanus the Melodistp. 31
Saint Gregory the Great (1)p. 37
Saint Gregory the Great (2)p. 43
Saint Columbanp. 49
Saint Isidore of Sevillep. 55
Saint Maximus the Confessorp. 60
John Climacusp. 66
Saint Bede, the Venerablep. 73
Saint Boniface, the Apostle of the Germansp. 79
Ambrose Autpertp. 86
Germanus of Constantinoplep. 93
John Damascenep. 99
Saint Theodore the Studitep. 105
Rabanus Maurusp. 111
John Scotus Erigenap. 117
Saints Cyril and Methodiusp. 123
Saint Odo of Clunyp. 129
Saint Peter Damianp. 135
Symeon the New Theologianp. 141
Saint Anselmp. 146
Peter the Venerablep. 152
Saint Bernard of Clairvauxp. 157
Monastic Theology and Scholastic Theologyp. 163
Two Theological Models in Comparison: Bernard and Abelardp. 169
The Cluniac Reformp. 174
The Cathedral from the Romanesque to the Gothic Architecture: The Theological Backgroundp. 179
Hugh and Richard of Saint-Victorp. 185
William of Saint-Thierryp. 192
Rupert of Deutzp. 198
John of Salisburyp. 204
Peter Lombardp. 210
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