Courses Spring 2022

TH-CH-2100 Patristics

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Hubertus R. Drobner
    The Fathers of the Church: A Comprehensive Introduction
    Baker Academic – paperback edition published in 2016
    Instructor Comments: Required
  • Pope Benedict XVI
    Church Fathers
    Instructor Comments: Required

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • J.N.D. Kelly
    Early Christian Doctrines
    Harper San Francisco
    Instructor Comments: Not required (research) – available in the library
  • J. Quasten
    Patrology (4 volume set)
    Christian Classics
    Instructor Comments: Not required (research) – available in the library

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Readings or Excerpts from:

John Chrysostom, Six Books on the Priesthood

William Harmless, Augustine In His Own Words (Augustine the Bishop)

William Harmless, Augustine In His Own Words (Augustine the Preacher)

Erich Przywara, An Augustine Synthesis

Thomas Spidlik, Drinking from the Hidden Fountain

Saint Ambrose, Theological and Dogmatic Works

Works of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Origen, Spirit and Fire

Ancient Christian Writers, The Didache