The Holy Fire: The Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church

The Holy Fire: The Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church

Robert Payne

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This powerful overview of the theological and spiritual developments of the Eastern Christian Church renders the church fathers as flesh and blood servants of Jesus Christ, engaged with the all-consuming fire of grace. Robert Payne explores the lives and writings of ten monumental personages through whose hands passed the spiritual and temporal reins of their world: Clement of Alexandria, Athanasius, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory Nazianzen, John Chrysostom, Dionysius the Areopagite, John Damascene, Gregory Palamas and even Origen - a prolific, influential teacher, though denied a place among the 'Fathers' by the Eastern Church.

303 pages