Cover image for The doctors of the church : thirty-three men and women who shaped Christianity
Title:
The doctors of the church : thirty-three men and women who shaped Christianity
Author:
McGinn, Bernard, 1937-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Crossroad Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiv, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780824517717
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
BX4669 .M25 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

This book is designed to tell ordinary readers everything they always wanted to know about these important leaders but didn't know who to ask. This is the only book that provides the perennial wisdom of all thirty-three doctors for any who wish to deepen their grasp of the roots of the Christian faith.


Author Notes

Bernard McGinn, Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor of Historical Theology and History of Christianity at the University of Chicago, is the author of many books, including "Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages."


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

McGinn provides brief biographical sketches of the 33 men and women who have earned the official title of "doctor of the church." Defining a doctor of the church as a spiritual guide and a repository of faithful wisdom, he outlines the accomplishments and key texts and works of scholarships of these revered pillars of Christianity. In addition to identifying the great teachers of the faith, the author analyzes the sequential evolution of the doctoral concept and evaluates of the probable future of this traditional papal designation. An enlightening examination of the religious and cultural significance of the sanctified educators. --Margaret Flanagan