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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

Who is your favourite Doctor of the Church?

Figure I'll put a tough question out there.

Mine is Saint Augustine, followed by Saint Thomas Aquinas and then by Saint Gregory I.

Somewhat conventional, I know, but does anyone have any more interesting answers?

Update:

And, why didn't I figure I'd get silly answers?

Update 2:

Captain Sarcastic, the Catholic martyr AND the arch-Protestant iconoclast? I'd be interested in figuring out how you reconcile those.

Update 3:

Bravo, Zora! Saint Basil is definitely on my top ten list as well.

Update 4:

Theopolis, Chasuble... well, at least they sound ecclesiastical.

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  • Topheh
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    St. Leo the Great. His writings appear a lot in the divine office and I find him easily one of the more inspiring and readable of the doctors of the church.

    Plus, as Pope, he converted Atilla the Hun, saved Rome from pillaging by the Huns and turned the Huns back towards eastern Europe singlehandedly, which... well, is pretty dang awesome.

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  • 9 years ago

    Doctor Chasuble

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Doctor Theopolis

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  • 9 years ago

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maimonides

    Not exactly a Doctor of The Church, but reputed to be reincarnated Moses, he wrote a wonderful book restating Deuteronomy and other parts of the bible, which can be found today in any book store. I particularly liked his treatments of charity and sex.

    Let us not forget that Christianity (or in your case The Church) is based on a foundation of Judaism.

    My 2nd place choice would be Aristotle, only because of his devotion to Logic. A=A. Unfortunately he wasted too much time trying to justify the Trinity, which is a doctrine I reject.

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  • 9 years ago

    Dr Heathcliff Huxtable

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  • 9 years ago

    Sir Thomas More or Huydrich Zwingli come to mind.

    Edit: I'm an atheist - I have no dog in the fight between Catholic and Protestant. It is the men that I respect, not their respective beliefs.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Who

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Doctor Who.

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  • 9 years ago

    Dr. Frankenstein is my personally favorite.

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  • 9 years ago

    Basil the Great ^______^

    Source(s): Je suis orthodoxe
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