SUGGESTION: Ancient Christian Doctrine Series

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Geoffrey Bain | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 11 2015 9:42 AM

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series was one of the 50 best-selling resources of 2014.  I think it would be very appropriate if we were to have access to the corresponding Ancient Christian Doctrine series.

It follows the same basic format as the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series, but collects statements from the Church Fathers on doctrine using the articles of the Nicene Creed as the basic structuring tool.  Invaluable, in my opinion!

Sample Pages

Series Introduction

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 11 2015 9:46 AM

Yes

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JH | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 11 2015 12:56 PM

Yes

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 11 2015 1:01 PM

YesYes

The other Ancient Christian sets would be good as well.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 11 2015 2:25 PM

While I like this suggestion, you do realize that this is a very evangelical selection don't you? The primary market would not be Catholic.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Geoffrey Bain | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 11 2015 5:50 PM

I don't know what "very evangelical selection" really means.  I understand that the general editor of the series, Thomas Oden, is a Methodist, but Catholics were involved in the formation of the text (at least one volume has a Catholic editor).  It's really an ecumenical effort.  I put the suggestion here because I use Verbum and, personally, I think the Fathers are Catholic.  I've seen reviews actually somewhat complaining about, essentially, how Catholic the Fathers are (shocking!), as represented in the selections.  I don't know who would be more inclined to purchase it, but I know I would be.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 11 2015 6:45 PM

I agree with you that the Church Fathers are Catholic-Eastern Orthodox-Oriental Orthodox.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 13 2015 10:52 AM

Perhaps it's worth cross-requesting to drum up more support from people who don't ordinarily read this forum.

"God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry." - The Curé d'Ars.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 24 2015 12:36 PM

This series has been added to the Book Suggestions UserVoice.

"God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry." - The Curé d'Ars.

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