Favourite Church Doctor and why?

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  1. Aidan

    Aidan Well-Known Member

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    i have great affection and admiration for Athanasius. He fought a very difficult war against a powerful foe, Arian heresy. Today there's a group styling itself Arian Catholic Apostolic Church with "bishops" and "presbyters"
     
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    I am a super fan of the Capadocian Fathers, whose contribution to the life of the Church is enduring.
     
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    I also like St Athanasius as well as St Teresa of Avila, whose writings are simply edifying.
     
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    All of the above mentioned saints are wonderful. Two of my favorites are St. John Chrysostom and St. Francis de Salles. I greatly appreciate their down-to-earth style of preaching/writing, their gentleness, and their emphasis on Christian love.
     
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    I've only read a handful of the great early church theologians but I would have to go for Athanasius - loved his book "On the Incarnation" and his story how to took a stand against Arianism is pretty stirring. Does Martin Luther count too? I admire much of his writings
     

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