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Learning about the Church Fathers?
« on: April 20, 2017, 11:17:05 PM »
If I want to learn more about the Early Church Fathers and about the 'patristics' in general, do you have any good resources? 

Preferably not something encyclopedia-like, but something that can be read and is pretty digestible.

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Re: Learning about the Church Fathers?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 05:27:14 AM »

This might be too light but at least it will give a sense of who they were. I have the audible version but I haven't listened to it yet.
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