Who Should I Select as my Historical Mentor?

One of the tasks we’ve been set in my Church History Course is to choose a prominent theologian from Church History as a sort of historical mentor. The idea is to get to know an important person from church history through what they have written and by seeking to understand what they have to offer us as followers of Jesus Christ today.

I’m quite excited by this opportunity, but as is usually the case, there are far too many interesting options available, and I must choose one. The only real restriction is that the person have produced a large enough body of work to engage with for a long time, and that they are dead.

If you read this, I’d love to hear your recommendation for a historical mentor and why.