Yet gregory remained dissatisfied, and upon his father's death in 574, he converted his house into a monastery and retired to a life of contemplation and prayer during he is one of the four great latin doctors of the church (along with ambrose, augustine, and jerome), and upon his death he was named a saint by popular. St jerome is perhaps the first writer to try to establish his interpretation of a text by a string of exegetes (ep cxii, ad aug) paulinus, the deacon and biographer of st ambrose, in the libellus he presented against the pelagians to pope zosimus in 417, quotes cyprian, ambrose, gregory nazianzen, and the decrees of the. 3 latin fathers 31 tertullian 32 cyprian 33 ambrose 34 jerome 35 augustine 36 gregory the great 4 other fathers 5 later church fathers 6 the church fathers and protestantism 7 patristics st athanasius, depicted with a book, an iconographic symbol of the importance of his writings. At the general audience in st peter's square, 7 june 2006, the holy father reflected on peter, the rock on which christ founded the church and leader of the apostles thus on 4 june 2008, the holy father continued his catechesis for the faithful and visitors gathered in st peter's square on st gregory the great. This volume presents the earliest and most important life of gregory thaumaturgus, preached by st gregory of nyssa, and all the works that can be attributed to gregory thamumaturgus himself it includes his address of thanksgiving to his teacher origen his christian adaptation and interpretation of the old testament.
Statement of faith - on luke 10:22 (matthew 11:27) - circular letter - apologia contra arianos - de decretis - de sententia dionysii - vita s antoni (life of st anthony) - ad episcopus aegypti et libyae - apologia ad constantium - apologia de fuga - historia arianorum - four discourses against the arians - de synodis. The so-called doctors of the church consist of four western fathers, including saints ambrose, augustine, pope gregory i, and jerome, and four eastern fathers, including saints athanasius, basil, john chrysostom, and gregory of nazianzus the earlier eastern fathers, including clement of alexandria, st justin martyr,. Justin (martyr), st personal: philosopher, theologian, early apologist, martyr convert to christianity place and dates: (rome) 100-165 writings: apologies for the christians: erudite defense of christians against charges of atheism and sedition dialogue with trypho the jew: a record of an actual.
Lecture 16 the church fathers: st jerome and st augustine there were many ways in which christianity was made more popular among roman pagans for instance, early mystery cults made the romans more prepared to accept something like christianity once it made its appearance the roman persecutions of. His mother—st monica—was a christian and raised augustine in the faith, though he was not baptized until he was an adult he was of mixed-race ancestry together with gregory the great, ambrose, and jerome, augustine was one of the original four doctors of the church he was proclaimed a doctor.
He begins with an exposition of the gospel's teaching on wealth, and then summarizes the teaching of such fathers as st clement, st cyprian, st basil, st ambrose and st jerome he concludes that the possession of private property is legitimate provided that the rich man gives abundantly to the poor the fathers teach. Irenaeus was bishop of lugdunum in gaul, which is now lyon(s), france his writings were formative in the early development of christian theology, and he is recognized as a saint by both the eastern orthodox church and the roman catholic church he was a notable early christian apologist he was also a disciple of.
Saint jerome, one of the four great latin doctors of the church (the other three being st ambrose, st augustine, and st gregory the great), was the god and the wisdom of god, and if the man who does not know scripture does not know the power and wisdom of god, then ignorance of scriptures is ignorance of christ. The following is a capsule summary of the top 25 events in the history of christianity, events which shaped the church itself, western christian civilization, and the modern world st augustine (354-430 ad) was the greatest of the latin fathers of the church and a foundational figure to western christian civilization.
Summary aurelius ambrosius, better known in english as saint ambrose (c between 337 and 340 – 4 april 397), was a bishop of milan who became one of the most influential along with st gregory the great, st jerome, and st augustine, st ambrose is considered one of the original doctors of the church he played. St epiphanius of salamis, st gregory of nazianzen, st gregory of nyssa st john chrysostom, st ambrose of milan, egeria aurelius prudentius clemens, st jerome, apostolic constitutions st cyril of alexandria, st augustine of hippo, marcarius the magnesian st leo the great, st caesarius of arles, st fulgentius of. The very earliest church fathers, of the first two generations after the apostles of christ, are usually called the apostolic fathers famous latin fathers include tertullian, st augustine of hippo, st ambrose of milan, and st jerome, the translator of the vulgate famous greek fathers include st irenaeus of lyons ( whose.