In this work, Fr. Ripperger addresses questions in regard to the theological tradition on the consensus of the Fathers and the Theologians. With careful theological precision, he demonstrates who is to be considered a Father of the Church, as well as who is to be considered a Theologian, and what demonstrates a true consensus of their thought throughout the ages. In our modern age where everything seems to be up in the air and drawn into controversy, Fr. Ripperger gives a rare window into the clarity of the theological tradition on this subject in refutation of certain authors. Not the mere obiter dicta of this or that Father or Theologian, but a true consensus of all of the them is infallible, properly understood by the Magisterium.
Fr. Chad Ripperger, Ph.D. is a theologian, Thomistic psychologist, philosopher, author, and exorcist. Father Ripperger was originally ordained in 1997, as a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). He now has his own society, the Doloran Fathers, also known as the Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother, which is located in the archdiocese of Denver. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy and a master's degree in theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Ripperger has developed a stellar reputation as a stalwart defender of Catholic tradition. He has an outspoken, no-nonsense approach to the Faith, which many of the faithful see as a breath of fresh air.