The Church Fathers: 5 Books to Start With

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The Church Fathers: 5 Books to Start With

Here are 5 books from the church fathers that are great starting points  for those seeking to grow in their knowledge of church history.   

1) Augustine's Confessions: https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Penguin-Classics-Saint-Augustine/dp/014044114X/truthunites-20 

2) Athanasius' On the Incarnation: https://www.amazon.com/Incarnation-Saint-Athanasius-Popular-Patristics/dp/0881414271/truthunites-20 

3) Irenaeus' On the Apostolic Preaching: https://www.amazon.com/Apostolic-Preaching-Irenaeus-Saint-Bishop/dp/0881411744/truthunites-20

 4) Gregory the Great's Book of Pastoral Rule: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Pastoral-Rule-Gregory-Patristics/dp/0881413186/truthunites-20 

5) John of Damascus' Three Treatises on the Divine Images: https://www.amazon.com/Treatises-Vladimirs-Seminary-Popular-Patristics/dp/0881412457/truthunites-20  

See Trevin Wax's comment on Sarah Ruden's new translation of Augustine's Confessions: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/augustine-the-lover-sarah-rudens-new-translation-of-confessions/

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