New Title from St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press Addresses 10 Important Themes From The Early Church Relevant To Orthodox Christians Today
Announcing a new title from St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press, Wisdom for Today from the Early Church: A Foundational Study. The new title by Dr. David Ford, professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary, provides a fascinating, inspiring, and eye-opening entranceway into the theological and spiritual riches of Christ’s Church in the first five centuries of the Christian era. It makes clear how these insights are highly relevant for our life as Orthodox Christians today, and how they can not only inspire us in our personal relationship with our LORD and all His Saints, but also how they can equip us for living and proclaiming the historic Faith in the midst of our increasingly
anti-Christian society and culture.
The book addresses ten of the most important themes of the life of the Early Church including: An Orthodox Understanding of the Book of Acts; The Apostolic Fathers Teach and Encourage the Faithful; The Apologists Explain and Defend the Faith to the Surrounding Society; St. Irenaeus Meets the Challenge of the Gnostics; The Church Meets the Challenge of the Montanists; Tertullian and the Dangers of the Sectarian Mind-Set; The Canonization of the New Testament: The Church Decides;
The Rise of Papal Presumption; The Holy Martyrs Live and Die for Christ; The Rise of Monasticism, the New Martyrdom; and the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Advanced Praise for Wisdom for Today from the Early Church:
“[Wisdom for Today from the Early Church] offers a patrological resource for us to have the apostles, prophets, fathers, martyrs and the saints of Orthodoxy to whisper in our ears to keep us connected to and aligned with the continuity with the early Church and, more importantly, with the Church Triumphant.”
His Grace, Bishop THOMAS, Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston,
Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic (Antiochian Archdiocese)
“Dr. Ford pulls back the curtain on the historic Church of the first centuries, and in the process he convincingly dispels many erroneous notions that are held by sincere but uninformed or misinformed Christians in Christendom today about how the Church as the Body of Christ has matured and adapted while remaining faithful the Gospel of Christ over the centuries.”
Fr. Theodore Petrides, Priest of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church,
“This ten-chapter journey is by no means a dry read. He literally re-lives the moments that he is teaching, with all their drama, joys, and sorrows. He makes the pages of Church History come alive in his classroom – and it is no different in this book.”
His Grace, Bishop MICHAEL, Bishop of the Diocese of New York and
New Jersey (OCA)
Dr. David C. Ford is also the author of Women and Men in the Early Church: The Full Views of St. John Chrysostom, published by St. Tikhon's Seminary Press. And he and his wife Dr. Mary Ford have coauthored the widely popular Marriage As a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints. The revised and expanded, 20th Anniversary edition of this book has been recently published by St. Tikhon's Monastery Press. For more information, to place your order, or to request your review
copy contact Innocent Neal at St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press.
ST. TIKHON’S MONASTERY PRESS, 175 ST. TIKHON’S ROAD, WAYMART