|Saint Barnabas, Apostle
The ancient letter attributed to St. Barnabas, the apostle, was actually written by an unknown author sometime in the early 2nd century, after the lifetime of the apostles. Nevertheless, it is understood as one of the "apostolic fathers," that is, one of the orthodox Catholic writings that dates to the generation of those who were immediate disciples of the apostles. As such, it is a valuable witness to the Apostolic Tradition. In particular, the Epistle of Barnabas shows us the way the Church understood the New Testament as the fulfillment of the Old.
The Fathers of the Church - Who They Are and Why They Matter
In a single, upbeat talk, full of examples and fascinating stories about some of the Church's most intriguing personalities, Marcellino D'Ambrosio explains who people are talking about when they refer to the "Fathers of the Church" or "Early Church Fathers. Though the ranks of the fathers include a tremendous variety of cultures, locales, and personalities, there is surprising consensus that emerges from them on a variety of the most pressing questions of our day. In this dynamic talk, available on CD or audiocassette, Marcellino makes clear just how much these figures have to teach us.
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