From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Church Fathers, Early Church Fathers, or Fathers of the Church are the early and influential theologians and writers in the Christian Church, particularly those of the first five centuries of Christian history. The term is used of writers and teachers of the Church, not necessarily saints. Teachers particularly are also known as doctors of the Church, although Athanasius called them men of little intellect.
- Sacred Tradition
- Doctors of the Church
- List of Church Fathers
- Texts on lust by the early Church Fathers Saint Augustine, Saint Jerome and Clairvaux