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Learning Theology with the Church Fathers By Christopher A. Hall Book Review
Religion and Theology
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Learning Theology with Church Fathers by Christopher A. Hall Name: Institution: Dr Chris Hall, a theologian born in 1950, focuses his teachings on the early Christian faith. His core values and teachings of the Christianity belief are explained in his book, Learning Theology with the Church Fathers.
His new book Learning Theology with Church Fathers is a book that intends to serve as a guide for beginners in either theology or the Christian faith. Christopher intends to offer an insight on the early Christian teachings and writers who are also known as the Church Fathers. He explores their beliefs in amidst to understand the Christian faith and to give answers to the various misconceptions that arise. In his book, he explores three main issues, the wonder of the incarnation of the word, the mystery of the wonder of the trinity and the Orthodox Doctrine. According to Christopher, in his theme of the Orthodox doctrine, the fathers in faith play a very important role in the early church; they were the teachers of the church. In his teaching, the orthodox doctrine streams from the belief that what is taught by the fathers of faith should be in direct response with what is taught by the earlier apostles. The key elements of a teacher according to Christopher are two. The first is, a teacher needs to posses some form of teaching which he passes down to his students. Secondly the teaching left behind should be correlated and relevant, and not in any way controversial to the earlier teachings. The teachings should correlate. Therefore, the father of faith needs to have sufficient background information pertaining the life and the teachings of Jesus Christ. ...
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