Review Topics for Lecture 1

These review topics are to help you understand the lecture and prepare for the final exam; they are not a written assignment.

Describe the four criteria necessary to be considered a Father of the Church.

Describe the theological methods of the Church Fathers.

Define Patrology, Patristics, dogma, doctrine, theology and heresy.

Reading Assignment

Read articles in The New Catholic Encyclopedia on Patristics and Patrology.

Read John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Written on the Sixteenth Centenary of St. Basil the Great, January 2, 1980.


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