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Made Perfect in Faith
Sermons on the Lives and Works of Fifty Holy Church Fathers

by Father James Thornton

ISBN 0–911165–60–6
340 pp.

In this homiliary, Father James Thornton introduces fifty of the greatest Fathers of the Orthodox Church. Eschewing the dry language of history and the recondite language of theology alike, Father James opts to present his subjects in the pious language of hagiography. He thus renders the Church Fathers immediately accessible to all, challenging us to ask ourselves about them, in our own spiritual lives: “Seest thou how faith wrought with...[their]...works, and by works was faith made perfect?”

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About the Author
The Reverend Dr. James Thornton holds the Diploma and Licentiate in Orthodox Theological Studies from the C.T.O.S., where he is a Research Associate, and a Doctorate in Advanced Pastoral Studies from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. He serves the Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church in Oxnard, California, a parish of the American Exarchate of the Orthodox Church of Greece, Holy Synod in Resistance.