About this Course
An introductory course on the theological tradition of the West as taught by such great witnesses and scholars as the Apostolic Fathers, St. Justin, St. Irenaeus, St. Augustine, and others until about AD 700.
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- The Greek & Roman culture inherited by Christianity
- The formation of the Gospels & the Canon
- The Apostolic Fathers, what they thought and why
- The Early Church and doctrinal development
And Much More!
Dr. James Patrick
Chancellor Emeritus The College of St. Thomas More
About the instructor
James Patrick is a theologian, teacher, and sometime apologist. He received his doctorate in theology from Trinity College in Toronto and taught and served in administrative positions at the University of Tennessee and the University of Dallas before founding in 1981 the College of Saint Thomas More in Fort Worth, Texas. His writings include Architecture in Tennessee: 1768–1897, The Magdalen Metaphysicals: Idealism and Orthodoxy at Oxford, 1900–1945, The Beginning of Collegiate Education west of the Appalachians, and Andrew of Bethsaida and the Johannine Circle. Most recently he was author of the biographical chapter, “The Oxford Man,” in the new edition of R. G. Collingwood’s Autobiography and a collection of short essays entitled Essays on Modernity.