Influential Writers

These are SOME of the authors/writers who have deeply influenced my understanding of the church:

(A fancy way to say it:  These are the figures who loom large in the shaping of my ecclesiology)

Irenaeus of Lyons

Early Fathers of the Church

  • Ignatius of Antioch (Bishop, martyred in Rome around AD 107)
  • Justin Martyr  (martyred around AD 165)
  • Iranaeus (Bishop of Lyons, France, died AD 202)
  • Athanasius (Bishop of Alexandria, died AD 373)
  • Cappadocian Fathers (Basil, Gregory of Nyssa & Gregory Nazianzen) (mid to late 4th Century)
  • Chrysostom  (Bishop of Constantinople, died AD 407)
  • Augustine  (Bishop of Hippo, North Africa, died AD 430)

Others from Later Church History

  • Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274)
  • Erasmus (1466 – 1536)
  • John Wesley  (1703 – 1791)

    John Wesley

Recent Writers

  • C.S. Lewis
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • Robert Webber
  • Dallas Willard
  • Tom Oden
  • Alexander Schmemann
  • Jaroslav Pelikan
  • John Eldredge

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