Mike Aquilina

For Your Seasonal Shopping

Friday November 23rd 2007, 3:06 am

It’s Black Friday, and you have no idea what to buy for the patristics nerds on your shopping list. Here are some suggestions — all new books — most of which I’ve reviewed on this blog or in Touchstone magazine this year.

A Patristic Greek Reader, by Rodney A. Whitacre

Fathers Of The Church: A Comprehensive Introduction, by Hubertus Drobner

The Christian Catacombs of Rome: History, Decoration, Inscriptions, by Fabrizio Bisconti et al.

The Treasures of Coptic Art, by Gawdat Gabra

Through Their Own Eyes: Liturgy as the Byzantines Saw It, by Robert Taft, S.J.

Deification and Grace, by Daniel A. Keating

We Look for a Kingdom: The Everyday Lives of the Early Christians, by Carl Sommer

Letter & Spirit, Vol. 3: The Hermeneutic of Continuity: Christ, Kingdom, and Creation, edited by Scott Hahn (with patristic contributions by Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., Gary Anderson, and others)

Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger, by Gary Michuta

Son Of Skip James, by Dion (with his musical tribute to St. Jerome, “The Thunderer”)

The Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary’s Dormition and Assumption, by Stephen J. Shoemaker

And don’t forget the NEW, expanded editions of these titles:

The Fathers of the Church: An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers, by Mike Aquilina

The Mass of the Early Christians, by Mike Aquilina