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Against Heresies and Other Writings (Hardcover) By Irenaeus of Lyons
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[Hardcover] The complete text of "Against the Heresies," with fragments of other writings. Bishop St. Irenaeus of Lyons wrote his "Against Heresies" ca. A.D. 180, upholding... More > against Gnosticism the Christian rule of faith that he had received. To vindicate the Incarnation against the Gnostics, he described and attacked their principal doctrine, the evil origin of the natural world. Affirming the unity of Old and New Testaments, the goodness of the Creator and the created world, and finally the mystery of divinization whereby human beings are elevated into the divine life, the saint produced an outstanding example of early Christian biblical theology. For Irenaeus, as for the other early Church fathers, the doctrines of Christianity safeguard the confession of God's saving love revealed through His Incarnation as Jesus Christ. Of such work there is no better example than Irenaeus, disciple of Polycarp, disciple of John the Evangelist.< Less
Mariology (Hardcover) By Matthias Scheeben
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[Hardcover] Matthias Scheeben was a nineteenth century theologian whose writing forged a new creative synthesis of the teaching of the Fathers and of the scholastics. Scheeben's work had a decisive... More > influence on later Catholic theologians such as Hans Urs von Balthasar. His primary theme is the nuptial union of God and the created order through the Incarnation, a marriage of heaven and earth that begins in the conception of Christ in the womb of the virgin Mary. Mary, therefore, is the temple in which God and humankind are reconciled. This and all that flows from it and preceded it by way of preparation is the subject-matter of his work Mariology. He draws together the teaching on the Incarnation, on deification, on the Marian dogmas, sacramental theology, and ecclesiology in a truly beautiful work. Originally published in two volumes, the entire work is gathered here in a single volume for the first time. It has been out of print for decades, now made available once more.< Less
St. John of Damascus - Writings (Fathers of the Church vol. 37) By Saint John of Damascus
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[Hardcover] St. John Damascene, among the greatest of the Eastern fathers during the patristic age, produced his work "The Fount of Wisdom" as a summary of Christian philosophy and... More > theology. This volume includes "The Philosophical Chapters," "On Heresies," and "An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith." This classic translation of the saint's magnum opus is now availble in an attractive edition from Ex Fontibus Co.< Less
Grace (Hardcover) By Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
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[Hardcover] Father Garrigou-Lagrange seeks to synthesize the teachings of St. Thomas with those of St. John of the Cross in this book on the deifying life of grace. He distinguishes the various modes... More > and movements of grace in the spiritual life from conversion to entrance into glory, arguing that all Christians are called to the experience of contemplation.< Less
Treatise on Purgatory By St. Catherine of Genoa
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St. Catherine of Genoa's treatise gives her teaching on the repentant soul's purification by the fire of God's divine love. A beautiful meditation on both the love of God and Christian perseverance.
Callista - A Tale of the Third Century By John Henry Newman
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[Hardcover] Newman's novel of Callista, a young woman in third century North Africa who encounters Christianity, experiences the transformation that it works in her mind and her life, and embraces it... More > and the martyrdom that comes with it.< Less
Long to Love and Memory: Poetry By John Banister Tabb
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The exquisite poetry of John B. Tabb (1845-1909) is rich in technical precision and concise expression. His keen perspective looks carefully around, peers into the depths of the soul, and gazes up at... More > the heights. Little in nature escaped Father Tabb’s notice: flowers; birdsong; the beating of the rain; the passage of sun, moon, and stars; the cycles of the seasons; and the march of the years. Everywhere, he saw reflections and heard echoes of the gamut of human experience—loneliness and companionship, losses and rewards, regrets and hopes, man and God. He expressed the essence of his unique vision in a profusion of small poems. This collection of 244 poems—most of which have no more than eight lines—displays the best of Tabb’s work, gathered into sets that showcase his various approaches to similar topics. With notes to help the reader with unfamiliar words and concepts, Long to Love and Memory brings John B. Tabb’s gems out into the light once more and sets them anew for a new century.< Less
Against Celsus (Contra Celsum) (Hardcover) By Origen of Alexandria
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Origen’s great apologetical work was undertaken in answer to the attack on Christianity by the pagan philosopher Celsus. The text, which Origen composed to refute Celsus’s self-styled... More > "True Discourse," consists of eight books, and belongs to the latest years of his life. It has always been regarded as the great apologetic work of antiquity; and no one can peruse it without being struck by the multifarious reading, wonderful acuteness, and rare subtlety of mind that it displays. It well deserves the notice of the students of Apologetics and of Early Christianity in general.< Less
The Whole Christ (Hardcover) By Emile Mersch
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Emile Mersch introduces the reader to the doctrine of the mystical body, that is, the Christian's membership in Christ by which the Christian comes to share now in Christ's own heavenly life. Through... More > the Holy Spirit's life of grace, the Christian is deified, made a participant in the life of the Trinity. Mersch traces this teaching as it develops within the New Testament and as its implications are unfolded by the early Church fathers up through the theological giants of the 19th and early 20th centuries. A doctrine somewhat obscured in the later 20th century, the theology of the mystical body is now more in need of retrieval than ever. Published by Ex Fontibus Company< Less
Synthesis of Sacrifice according to Saint Augustine: A Study of the Sacramentality of Sacrifice (Hardcover) By Arthur F. Krueger
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[Hardcover] For Augustine of Hippo, sacrifice is the life of love that is both the perfect worship of God and the core of participation in His divine life. Arthur Krueger’s is the only... More > book-length study of this central theme of Augustine’s theology. Krueger considers the bishop of Hippo on sacrifice and priesthood, both in the abstract and in the concrete sacrifices of the Old and New Testaments. He particularly investigates these themes in their relation to Augustine’s notion of sacrament, which Krueger presents as a “binding and synthesizing concept” at the heart of the great theologian’s sacrificial teaching.< Less