Only 33 saints have been named "Doctor of the Church".
These special few, selected by a pope or council based on their "eminent learning" and "great sanctity", have indelibly shaped the Catholic Church and the Christian understanding.
These are saints you will want to meet. Through this series by Fordham University's Dean of Graduate School of Religion, you will be introduced to the lives and impacts of five great medieval doctors. Along the way you will explore one of the most reformative and interesting periods of Catholic history. Get to know Gregory the Great; Catherine of Siena, one of only four female doctors; Peter Damian; Bonaventure; and Bernard of Clairvaux.
Dr. Anderson concludes with an optimistic message of ongoing renewal in the church.