Fathers of the Church (Index Page)

Fathers of the Church (Index Page) March 1, 2007
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Four doctors of the Church: left to right: St. Augustine, Pope St. Gregory the Great, St. Jerome, and St. Ambrose (1516), by Pier Francesco Sacchi (c. 1485–1528) [pubic domain / Wikimedia Commons]

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MY THREE BOOKS ON THE CHURCH FATHERS

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GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
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Patristic Bible Commentary [verse-by verse references: great resource!]
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Is “Mother Earth” a Catholic Concept (Church Fathers)? (guest post by Rosemarie Scott) [12-17-19]
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PROTESTANTISM AND THE FATHERS 
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14 Proofs That St. Athanasius Was 100% Catholic [National Catholic Register, 6-4-20]
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ST. AUGUSTINE
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Early Development of the Papacy: Random Reflections (includes St. Augustine’s views) [2-26-02]
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Purgatory: Refutation of James White (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)  (includes lengthy citations of St. Augustine) [3-3-07]
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Introduction to The Quotable Augustine (edited by Dave Armstrong) [8-9-12]
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Did St. Augustine Accept All Seven Sacraments? [National Catholic Register, 11-15-17]
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22 Reminders That St. Augustine Was 100% Catholic [National Catholic Register, 4-23-20]
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BAPTISM AND BAPTISMAL REGENERATION
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Born Again: Baptism in the Early Fathers (Evangelical Catholic Apologetics)
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Church Fathers on Baptism (Armchair Theologian; Lutheran site)
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The Church Fathers on Baptismal Regeneration (Bryan Cross, Called to Communion)
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BIBLE / TRADITION / APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION / SOLA SCRIPTURA / PERSPICUITY / RULE OF FAITH
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Dialogue on “Perspicuous Apostolic Teaching” (vs. James White) [May-June 1996]
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Church Fathers and Sola Scriptura [originally July 2003; somewhat modified condensation: 4-5-17]
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Debate: Church Fathers & Sola Scriptura (vs. Jason Engwer) [8-1-03]
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Chrysostom & Irenaeus: Sola Scripturists? (vs. David T. King) [4-20-07]
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Sola Scriptura, Cyril of Jerusalem, Logic, & Anti-Catholics [11-9-17]
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Did I Take St. Irenaeus Out of Context (Rule of Faith)? [11-29-17]

“Unanimous Consent” of Church Fathers: Not Literally All (Does the Phrase “Unanimous Consent of the Fathers” Allow Any Exceptions?) [4-29-08; revised on 10-22-18]

Rome, the Biblical Canon, & Tradition (vs. Turretinfan & James White) . . . Observed in the Views of John of Damascus (aka John Damascene: c. 676-749) [11-7-19]

Vs. James White #16: St. Basil Held to Sola Scriptura? [11-19-19]

Dialogue on St. John Chrysostom & Sola Scriptura (Includes a Discussion of the Proper Definition of Sola Scriptura) [2-23-21]

Gregory Nazianzen (d. 389) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [2-25-21]

Hilary of Poitiers (d. 367) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [2-26-21]

Gregory the Great vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [3-1-21]

Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [3-1-21]

Rufinus (d. 411) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [3-2-21]

John Cassian (d. 435) vs. Sola Scriptura [3-3-21]

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CANON OF SCRIPTURE / DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS

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Development of the Biblical Canon: Protestant Difficulties [2-26-02 and 3-19-02, abridged with slight revisions and additions on 7-19-18]
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CHRISTOLOGY / HOLY TRINITY / GOD THE FATHER
 
Filioque: Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue (William Klimon) [July 1997]
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CHURCH / ECCLESIOLOGY
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Bishops in the Apostolic Church [1-16-01; rev. 5-7-03]
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Papal Participation in the First Seven Ecumenical Councils [4-22-09]

Sacrifice of the Mass / Cyprian’s Ecclesiology (vs. Calvin #11) [5-19-09]

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Dialogue with a Lutheran: Rule of Faith / Fathers / Ecclesiology (vs. Nathan Rinne) [10-17-11]

CONTRACEPTION

Contraception: Early Church Teaching (William Klimon) [1998]
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DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINE
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EUCHARIST AND SACRIFICE OF THE MASS

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St. Augustine’s Belief in the Substantial Real Presence [1996]

Patristic Eucharistic Doctrine: Nine Protestant Scholars [12-1-96]

John Calvin and St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Comparative Eucharistic Theology [6-14-04]

Dialogue on Calvin’s & Patristic Eucharistic Theology (Especially St. Cyril of Jerusalem’s Theology of the Eucharist) [6-19-04]

Transubstantiation & Church History: Dialogue w Lutheran [2-12-05; abridged on 10-23-18]

Eucharistic Sacrifice: The Witness of the Church Fathers [9-12-05]

Sacrifice of the Mass: Reflections on Theology & Patristics [9-22-05]

Development of Sacrifice of the Mass: Dialogue w Lutheran [9-22-05]

Sacrifice of the Mass / Cyprian’s Ecclesiology (vs. Calvin #11) [5-19-09]

Sacramentalism & Ex Opere Operato (vs. Calvin #37) [10-21-09]

Transubstantiation: Bible & the Fathers (vs. Calvin #42) [24-25 November 2009]

Eucharist: Rationalism, Nestorianism, & Docetism (vs. Calvin #44) [11-30-09]

Bizarre “Eucharistic Christology” vs. Tertullian (vs. Calvin #45) [12-1-09]

Church Fathers and the Sacrifice of the Mass (Thoroughly Catholic!) [12-11-09]

St. Augustine’s Eucharistic Doctrine and Protestant “Co-Opting” [9-25-10]

St. Augustine’s Eucharistic Doctrine: Simultaneous Assertion of Realism and Symbolism [2-17-11]

What Saint Augustine, Bishop, Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church Actually Held Pertaining to Transubstantiation: A Response to Turretinfan (+ Part Two) [Paul Hoffer, 8-20-11]

“Re-Presentation” vs. “Re-Sacrifice” in the Mass: Doctrinal History [4-4-18]

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LITURGY

Apologia for the New (Pauline) Mass: With Massive Traditional Documentation, Over Against its Detractors / Summary of Vatican II on Liturgical Reform [6-18-08]

Holy Communion in the Hand (Norm till 500-900 AD) (+ vigorous Facebook discussion) [9-3-15; some additions on 3-13-20]

St. Augustine’s Communion (Standing, in the Hand) [10-4-15]

Communion in the Hand: Reactionaries vs. St. Cyril [3-15-20]

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MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND ANNULMENTS
MARY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN
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PAPACY AND INFALLIBILITY
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The Development of the Papacy (St. John Henry Cardinal Newman) [Facebook, 1997]
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Purgatory: Refutation of James White (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)  (includes lengthy citations of St. Augustine) [3-3-07]
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SACRAMENTS AND SACRAMENTALISM
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SAINTS AND ANGELS: INVOCATION AND INTERCESSION OF
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Origen and the Intercession of Saints [National Catholic Register, 11-19-20]
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SALVATION AND SOTERIOLOGY
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