Review Topics for Lecture 2

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

Describe the categorization of the Fathers into Apostolic, Apologists, Third Century, Golden Age, and Later Fathers.

Describe the major aspects of the Trinitarian thought of the Church Fathers.

Describe the problem of the Hypostatic Union.

Reading Assignment

Read articles in The New Catholic Encyclopedia on Modalism, Adoptionism, Monarchianism, Subordinationism, and the Arian Heresy.

Read Jurgens, William.

  1. The Faith of the Early Fathers Volume I, St Ignatius of Antioch, pp. 17-27.
  2. The Faith of the Early Fathers Volume I, St. Polycarp, pp. 30-32.
  3. The Faith of the Early Fathers Volume I, St. Justin Martyr, pp. 50-64.
  4. The Faith of the Early Fathers Volume I, St. Irenaeus, pp. 84-105.

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