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Unit 4: Who Were the Church Fathers?


Who Were the Church Fathers?

Film Focus Point: Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin provides an overview of four marks used to determine who is considered a Church Father: antiquity, orthodoxy, sanctity, and Church approval.

Text Focus Point: Pages 136-138

Discussion Questions

  1. What is a Church Father?

  2. Share at least two examples to define the importance of the Church Fathers to the life of the Church following the death of the Apostles?

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