The 35 Doctors of the Church: Revised Edition

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“The declaration that a saint is a Doctor of the Universal Church implies the recognition of a charism of wisdom bestowed by the Holy Spirit for the good of the Church.”
—Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
The 35 Doctors of the Church presents the most comprehensive and fascinating collection available anywhere on the lives and labors of the saints who have been declared the Church’s Doctors.

From St. Athanasius (c. 297–373) to St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897), you’ll find the amazing stories of 35 extraordinary men and women who are honored both for their holiness and for the eminence of their teachings about the Faith.

Their work and witness are truly timeless; their lives and wisdom show us how to be holy in our own lives, how to confront the challenges of today, and how to proclaim the Gospel to a modern world hungering for Jesus Christ.

Originally published as The 33 Doctors of the Church by Fr. Christopher Rengers, O.F.M.Cap., the 35 Doctors of the Church has been updated by Matthew E. Bunson, PhD, to include two new chapters about recently proclaimed Doctors, St. John of Ávila and St. Hildegard of Bingen. The revised edition also includes a new introduction with a detailed explanation of how the Church proclaims Doctors and their meaning for today. 
Matthew E. Bunson, PhD
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Great gift for any one seeking history

    Posted by TACIA TRUSS on Jun 14th 2023

    A brief introduction to each of the thirty-three doctors. I was able to digest a bit of each Doctor to figure out who I would most identify with. Great gift idea for anyone seeking to deepen their faith and church history.

  • 5
    Outstanding Resource

    Posted by Keith I. on Jul 4th 2022

    A wonderful compendium of the doctors of the church.

  • 5

    Posted by Anna A. on Mar 16th 2022

    This book is very very cool to have and read, it tells us the basis of the church and who were important people historically

  • 4
    Enjoying getting to know the

    Posted by Marlene M. on Mar 9th 2022

    Enjoying getting to know the Doctors of the Church