Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin answers a call-in question regarding the early Church Father's use of Greek philosophy to help explain Christian doctrine.
Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found...
Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger Did the Catholic Church add books to the Bible in reaction to Protestantism or did Protestants remove seven books from the Old Testament? Much rides on the answer to this question, but there hasn't been a book, written by Catholics, dedicated to this topic since 1897! Now, in the book Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger, you can learn the whole story behind the lost books of the Protestant Old Testament.
"Who does not see that knowledge precedes faith? Nobody believes unless he knows what to believe."
~ Augustine of Hippo, convert, bishop, theologian, Father and Doctor of the Church, Saint; noting that the assent of faith is a rational act; before it can be made, it must be known for certain that there is a God, that He has spoken, and that what He has spoken is known. (see "Science and the Church")