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A Patristic Treasury

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  • James R. Payton, Jr., won the award for best Inspirational / Devotional book at the 2014 Word Guild ceremonies held in Canada.

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Order No. 9781936270446

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Subtitle: Early Church Wisdom for Today

Description: The writings of the Church Fathers are regularly lauded but rarely read, partly because their sheer volume is so daunting. Yet they constitute the "first story" of the Christian faith, built upon its apostolic foundation, which we ignore at our peril. Patristic scholar James Payton has made the Fathers easily accessible by selecting passages that are devotionally stimulating, doctrinally thought-provoking, or epigrammatically striking. With his help, the average Christian can find stimulation, comfort, challenge, and inspiration in the Church Fathers. 

About the Author: James R. Payton, Jr., is Professor of History at Redeemer University College (Ancaster, Ontario), where he teaches Eastern European history, Orthodoxy, and Patristics. He taught a course on Orthodoxy in Osijek, Croatia, and gave presentations on Orthodoxy and its role in the 21st century in Ukraine, Russia, England, and North America; several of these presentations have appeared as articles in scholarly journals or chapters in books. Dr. Payton taught a patristics course in Zagreb, Croatia, and presented conference papers on Maximus Confessor and John of Damascus (both published in scholarly journals). He also published articles on Gregory of Nyssa and Irenaeus. He authored Light from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition (2007) and Irenaeus on the Christian Faith (2011). 


Winner of the 2014 Word Guild Award in the book category “Inspiriational / Devotional.”

Author / Editor James R. Payton, Jr.
Dimensions 6 X 9
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 1936270447
ISBN-13 9781936270446
Publisher Ancient Faith Publishing
Pages 480
SKU 008281


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