This seminar addresses the relationship between the church fathers and the Lutheran tradition. Some Roman Catholics have claimed that Lutheran teachings are a novelty in the church fathers, while Lutherans have occasionally been overzealous in their arguments that the church fathers were Lutheran. Drawing on his expertise in Patristic studies, Dr. Phillip provides some insights for a proper Lutheran approach to the fathers.
About the Instructor:
Eric Phillips has pastored Concordia Lutheran Church in Nashville, Tennessee (LCMS), since 2014. He earned his BA from Cedarville College, an MA in Medieval Studies and MA/PhD in Early Christian Studies from The Catholic University of America (Washington DC), and his MDiv from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne. He lives in Nashville with his wife Kristina and their three children.
Length of Course: One Two-Hour Seminar
I. How Lutheran Were the Church Fathers?
II. Questions and Answers