By John Michael Talbot,Mike Aquilina,Donald Wuerl
People usually think that the Church Fathers seemed like their icons and smelled of incense, heroic figures wrapped in fantastic liturgical vestments of silk and lace, engulfed in billows of smoke from their golden censers. but, fact be informed, even of their writings they resemble extra the tattered cloak of Jesus or the dusty sweat-soaked conduct of the early barren region Fathers and moms. Theirs is an totally incarnational spirituality. it really is heaven-sent, however it strikes ahead with either toes at the flooring of the earth.
In this robust paintings, John Michael Talbot tells the tale of the way those males deeply inspired his religious, specialist and private existence. Coming to the Christian religion as a tender man during the turbulent Nineteen Sixties, he quickly grew a fond of the Church Fathers, together with St. Ambrose, St. Jerome, St. Augustine and Gregory the nice and found counsel, reassurance and knowledge on his route to Jesus.
“The First Epistle of Saint Peter,” writes Talbot, “tells us that we're ‘a religious temple equipped of dwelling stones.’ The early Church Fathers symbolize the 1st rows equipped upon the basis of the Apostles. And that sacred construction venture maintains all through background to our time at the present time. however it rests at the Fathers. It depends upon them.”
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The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today by John Michael Talbot,Mike Aquilina,Donald Wuerl