March 10th, 2010

Stained Glass - Teaching

Church Fathers Day 18: St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 1-9

I'm using a plan that has me reading through 10 of the Church Fathers during Lent this year. Yesterday was St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church: 1-9. I'm catching up.

This style of writing is different than what I've been reading lately, so it took a little bit to get into it. Seems to be some pretty straightforward writing about the history of the church and how everything should generally work together. I'll probably have to read this again later to get a better understanding.
Stained Glass - Teaching

Church Fathers Day 19: St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 10-18

I'm using a plan that has me reading through 10 of the Church Fathers during Lent this year. Today was St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church: 10-18. I'm caught up again.

He seems to concentrate on heresies at the beginning, move into martyrdom for a little bit, then shit to some straight-ahead teaching based on both the Gospels and Paul's letters. Again, I think I'm going to have to read this again some other time to really get a grip on it.