A historical and doctrinal survey of the patristic era concentrating on key individuals who helped to shape the Church as we know it today. The emphasis will be on the reading of primary texts.
Lecture Notes (with bibliography).
H. R. DROBNER, The Fathers of the Church. A Comprehensive Introduction, English translation by S. S. Schatzmann, Peabody, Massachusetts, 2007 (recommended for further personal study).