The Bible and the Church Fathers

The Bible and the
Church Fathers


About The Bible and the Church Fathers

Coming Fall 2019!

As Christians, we should want to know our family tree. We should want to know who has gone before us in the Faith, where they came from, and what they believed. We should want to know our history.

Enter The Bible and the Church Fathers, the St. Paul Center’s newest video Bible Study. In twelve beautifully produced lessons, you’ll learn who the Early Church Fathers were and how they shaped the way we read Scripture.

The Bible and the Church Fathers will teach you everything you need to know about how the Bible took form. You’ll learn powerful tools for reading it, and you’ll understand Scripture’s relationship to Tradition and, in particular, to the Sacraments.

What’s more, you’ll recognize the powerful effect of Scripture on the Church Fathers. For them, this was no academic pursuit. Their love of God’s Word transformed their lives—just as it has the power to transform ours today.

How It Works

The study consists of four main parts: the videos, the workbook, the supplemental materials, and the leader guide. The videos contain the bulk of the content, and can be viewed by themselves for a rich catechetical experience, but they were designed to be accompanied by the workbook. With a space for notes, recommended reading assignments, review questions, discussion questions and review notes, you’ll be fully prepared to absorb the rich content from the videos.

Supplemental readings come from Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Mike Aquilina’s The Fathers of the Church and Faith of Our Fathers, and Dr. Scott Hahn’s Consuming the Word. Our participant kit offers the workbook, The Fathers of the Church, Faith of Our Fathers, and Consuming the Word.

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  • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Fathers
  • Lesson 2: Heroes & Heresies
  • Lesson 3: Promise & Fulfillment
  • Lesson 4: Inspiration & Authority
  • Lesson 5: The New Testament
  • Lesson 6: The Real Presence
  • Lesson 7: The Fathers of the Church
  • Lesson 8: Preserving the Truth
  • Lesson 9: The Doctrine of the Mysteries
  • Lesson 10: All in the Family
  • Lesson 11: Fathers & Martyrs
  • Lesson 12: Living the Mysteries

Journey through Scripture

The Bible and the Church Fathers is part of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology’s dynamic Journey Through Scripture Bible study series.

Journey through Scripture is the St. Paul Center’s flagship Bible study program designed to help ordinary Catholics grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures while deepening their understanding of the riches of our faith. Journey through Scripture takes a holistic approach, looking at the entire Bible and how all of its parts work together.

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