The Church Fathers

My good friends Mr. Joseph Prever (founder of Blue Times Blue, his excellent web design company) and Joseph Manzari (the crazy one with good ideas) have been collaborating on a website called The Church Fathers.

From Joe Manzari:

I’ve created a new website,, and I’m hoping you can share it with your friends and family. What I noticed is that while many people debate theology, few take the time to see what the early Church has said on different theological topics.

While the Church Fathers were not infallible, their widespread consensus on issues should give weight to the theological positions they advanced. Despite the fact that their writings are all available for free online, many people have not taken the time to educate themselves on what the Church Fathers have taught. The website I created is intended to do just that. Another feature of the site is that it allows people to sign up and receive a free weekly quote from a Church Father.

I’d appreciate you spreading the word. Emailing the link to your family and friends, mention it on your blog, and posting it on Facebook. If you could also ask your church to list the link on their web page, that would be great!

I have received the following endorsement from Dr. Frank Beckwith at Baylor University:

“My own return to the Catholic Church would have not been possible if not for the overwhelming evidence that the Church Fathers embraced without reservation—and in fact, often assumed as uncontroversial—those doctrines that presently divide Catholics from Protestants. This website——is a wonderful resource for Catholics, Protestants, as well as Orthodox believers.  Whether you are Protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox, your spiritual paternity is older than either the 16th, 13th, or 11th century. We have, as they say, a common ancestry. This website will help you to better understand the ancient roots of your faith and what our predecessors—those that formed our theology at Nicaea, Chalcedon, and Orange—believed about a variety of practices and doctrines over which we are divided today.” — Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University. Author of Return to Rome: Confessions of An Evangelical Catholic (Brazos Press, 2009)
All the best,


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2 Responses
  1. AJJP says:

    ooh, I’m definitely subscribing to this. thanks peter!

  2. Klaus says:

    I’m looking forward to the Chap.

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