A chronology of the elite intellectual teachers of the Catholic ChurchWritten by one of the great authorities on Catholic wisdom, this user friendly resource is designed as a general introduction to the 33 remarkable individuals who shaped the understanding of the Church’s faith. After a brief account of the concept and development of the office of doctor ecclesiae, sketches of the lives and teachings of the influential doctors are presented in chronological order. A list of major translations of each doctor’s writings for further reading is also included.
Reviews"This is an engagingly written book on a topic little studied. One could learn a good deal about the history of theology while finding clues for further reading in McGinn's fine bibliographies." —Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal magazine
Author BiographyBernard McGinn is a lecturer, a professor, and the author of The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism and The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.