Title: DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH: THIRTY-THREE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SHAPED CHRISTIANITY, THE
On October 19, 1997, Pope John Paul II named Therese of Lisieux a Doctor of the Church, thus raising this enclosed Carmelite nun to the ranks of the premier instructors of Christianity. In two thousand years of history only thirty-three individuals have been accorded the title of doctor ecclesiae. Thereseís inclusion in this noble list has focused attention on this ancient and, to many perhaps, mysterious title. What is a Doctor of the Church? How did the Office develop? Who are the Doctors of the Church and what role could they have in the lives of contemporary believers? What does the inclusion of three women in the past generation portend for the future of the title? 193 pages.
Media ID: 31128
Length: 193 pages
Publisher: Divinity Religious Products,
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult