Easter Reads
Thursday April 16th 2009, 2:02 pm
Filed under: Books,Patristics

These are the books I mentioned on Chuck Neff’s Relevant Radio show, “Searching the Word,” today.

 Easter in the Early Church, by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

 From Darkness to Light, by Sister Anne Field

The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Initiation, by Father Edward Yarnold, S.J.

On Pascha: With the Fragments of Melito and Other Material Related to the Quartodecimans (St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press “Popular Patristics” Series)

Selected Easter Sermons of St. Augustine


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Sound like good recs, but you totally lost me on that last one… “quartodecimans”, huh? I have no idea. Could Terri explain that to me?

Comment by Christina 04.16.09 @ 9:09 pm

Hi, Christina! Literally translated, it’s “Fourteeners.” It was the word applied to the Christians who celebrated Easter on the 14th day of the month of Nisan — the anniversary date of the first Easter, whether it fell on a Sunday or not. More than any other issue in the first two centuries, the date of Easter threatened to divide the Church.

Comment by Mike Aquilina 04.16.09 @ 10:06 pm

thank you!

Comment by Christina 04.18.09 @ 4:05 pm



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