Mike Aquilina

Rod for Real

Wednesday October 03rd 2007, 8:44 pm

Dr. Rodney Whitacre’s A Patristic Greek Reader is now shipping from Amazon. In case you missed my advance review, a few months back, I’ll run the risk of repeating myself, since I think this is a useful and important book.

It’s more than a book, actually. It’s an opportunity to learn Greek from a superlative teacher and to learn Christianity from the greatest ancient masters. Says the publisher: “Passages that have played a major role in the history of Christian thought are included, as well as passages that contribute to matters of spirituality and pastoral care. Several passages are of more purely historical interest.” The book includes Greek texts, English translations, and abundant helpful notes. If you want to know more, visit the Library of Congress and view the table of contents.

Dr. Whitacre’s anthology is unique, a model of both pedagogy and mystagogy. The Spirit has been leading the churches to “return to the sources,” and A Patristic Greek Reader is a beautiful beginning for that journey. Very highly recommended.