The writings of the Church Fathers constitute the “first story” of the Christian faith, built upon its apostolic foundation. Patristic scholar James Payton makes the Fathers more accessible by selecting passages that are easily applicable to the average Christian’s life. With his help, we can all find stimulation, comfort, challenge, and inspiration in the Church Fathers.
A Patristic Treasury
About the Author: James R. Payton, Jr., is Professor of History at Redeemer University College (Ancaster, Ontario), where he teaches Eastern European history, Orthodoxy, and Patristics. He taught a course on Orthodoxy in Osijek, Croatia, and gave presentations on Orthodoxy and its role in the 21st century in Ukraine, Russia, England, and North America; several of these presentations have appeared as articles in scholarly journals or chapters in books. Dr. Payton taught a patristics course in Zagreb, Croatia, and presented conference papers on Maximus Confessor and John of Damascus (both published in scholarly journals). He also published articles on Gregory of Nyssa and Irenaeus. He authored Light from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition (2007) and Irenaeus on the Christian Faith (2011).