Mistake about fathers


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Sorry about the little slip-up about ignatius.
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Here are all the posts on the poll with the mistake.

Sarah Jane June 20, 2005 01:48 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

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Originally Posted by johnpaullover
I personally think that the Augustine is the best, but you are entitled to your own opinion.

I think too.

OurLadyOfEfes June 20, 2005 02:39 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

I like St. Ignatius simply because his writings are so full of answers to protestant objections to the Catholic faith. He answers questions about heresies that have not even come into existance yet. There is nothing new (as in heresies) under the sun!!! I have discovered that letting the Fathers speak for themselves works better than most of us trying to explain or defend the faith. They are a treasure that we use unfortunatly to little. Use them any chance you get!! :thumbsup:

Church Militant June 20, 2005 02:46 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

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Originally Posted by OurLadyOfEfes
I like St. Ignatius simply because his writings are so full of answers to protestant objections to the Catholic faith. He answers questions about heresies that have not even come into existance yet. There is nothing new (as in heresies) under the sun!!! I have discovered that letting the Fathers speak for themselves works better than most of us trying to explain or defend the faith. They are a treasure that we use unfortunatly to little. Use them any chance you get!! :thumbsup:

I fully agree. :thumbsup:

contemplative June 20, 2005 02:49 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

No multiple pickings? I must choose? :frowning:

marty1818 June 20, 2005 02:59 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

I chose St. John Chrysostom for my favorite church father.

matthew

michaelgazin June 20, 2005 05:07 PM


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And here’s the rest

Re: What is your favorite early church father?

Gotta go with Ignatius (the first one, not the second :wink: ).

johnpaullover June 20, 2005 05:14 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

Well I couldn’t put ALL the early church fathers on here, so I put down the first ones I could think of.

Deo Volente June 20, 2005 05:57 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

Grace & Peace!

Origen and/or Athanasius would be my vote…though because some of Origen’s ideas were held a bit suspect, I’d vote Athanasius. The work God accomplished through him during the dark days of the Arian heresy, and the incredible ecstatic beauty of the De Incarnatione Verbi are just a couple reasons why he’s one of the greatest saints, to me.

Under the Mercy,
Mark

Deo Gratias!

Gottle of Geer June 20, 2005 06:53 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

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Originally Posted by johnpaullover
I personally think that the Augustine is the best, but you are entitled to your own opinion.

I would say, either him, or Origen, or Clement of Alexandria :slight_smile: Or Cyril of Jerusalem.

With consolation prizes to Diodore of Tarsus, Theodoret of Cyrrhus, & Theodore of Mopsuestia.

Not John Chrysostom, not Cyril of Alexandria, not Jerome ##

Jim Baur June 20, 2005 09:16 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical “Providentissimus Deus” states: “In the Eastern Church, the greatest name of all is Origen—a man remarkable alike for penetration of genius and for persevering labour; from whose numerous works and his great Hexapla almost all have drawn that came after him.”

For the Holy Bible, Origen is the best, in my opinion and relative to by ability.

For me, Ambrose and Augustine are next. But I find Ambrose much easier for my ability and taste.

For my ability, I find it impossible to say who is the absolute best.

Relative to one’s ability or the subject and we could talk all day…

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Ahimsa June 20, 2005 11:17 PM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

Origen, hands down. :smiley:

DavidFilmer June 21, 2005 03:20 AM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

How is it that Ignatius of Antioch makes the list twice, and Cyprian of Carthage doesn’t make it at all?!?

My vote goes to OTHER - namely the “African Pope” (he was called thus because of his great influence - he was never Bishop of Rome).

Cyprian! Cyprian! Cyprian!

OK, He was DEAD WRONG on Baptism by heretics (or, “those made wet by heretics” as he so put it), but that just goes to show that even great Church Fathers can be wrong in matters not yet formally defined. But he put up one heck of a good fight! If the Church did not tell me otherwise, I would swear he was right!

Cyprian! Cyprian! Cyprian!

He was a passionate hothead (who lost his head for Jesus).

Cyprian! Cyprian! Cyprian!

My Favorite Early Father - without a moment’s hesitation…

St Cyprian of Carthage.

May this great Bishop and Martyr pray for us all. AMEN!

utunumsint June 21, 2005 07:02 AM


Re: What is your favorite early church father?

Ambrose of Milan.

He should be the patron saint of Bishops involved in politics. This guy really stood his ground when it came to political injustice. He threatened to excommunicate Emperor Theodosius for killing innocent poeple and made him do a public confession. He got Emperor Gratian to remove the last vestiges of paganism in the senate. His sermons helped Augustine convert.

He is a guy who stays in the background, but influences a lot of people. Not a bad theologian either.

God bless.


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