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Patristic Study concentrates almost solely on the Fathers of the first five centuries. After reviewing these writers, Dr. Swete proceeds in the closing chapters to recommend ways of applying the work of the Fathers for the objectives of those in different religious and theological studies. Patristic Study endeavors to draw the attention of the reader to the enormous storehouse of wisdom which are found in the writings of the Fathers of the ancient church. Pillars of Christian thought in the early Christian life, the Church Fathers are still extremely important. As Henry Barclay Swete states, “The Fathers, in the stricter sense of the term, are the great champions of orthodox belief.”



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (November 6, 2020)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 211 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8559965680
  • Item Weight: ‎ 13.4 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.48 x 9 inches



Henry Barclay Swete was a renowned biblical scholar who published works on the Old and New Testaments, as well as on Christian doctrine. He was ordained and became a theological lecturer and tutor at Caius College. He then served as professor of pastoral theology at King’s College, London, and later became regius professor of divinity at Cambridge. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Glasgow. He is known for his commentary on the Book of Revelation, and other works of exegesis.


EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

PATRISTIC STUDY Introduction to the Study of the Fathers of the Early Church by

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