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Here’s a very helpful introduction to reading the Fathers from Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, delivered this past week at Together for the Gospel:

For more from Duncan, see the interview Patristics for Busy Pastors, where he answers questions like:

Why should a busy pastor invest time in reading the patristic authors?

How will a pastor benefit?

Where should he start?

What cautions should he be alerted to?

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