Ante-Nicene Fathers, The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325

“The Ante-Nicene Fathers, subtitled “The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325”, is a collection of books in 10 volumes (one volume is indexes) containing English translations of the majority of Early Christian writings. The period covers the beginning of Christianity until before the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea. The translations are very faithful, but sometimes rather old-fashioned.”



Volume I. Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
Apostolic Fathers: Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, Barnabas, Hermas, Epistle to Diognetus, Papias
Justin Martyr, Irenaeus

Volume II. Fathers of the Second Century
Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch, Athenagoras of Athens, Clement of Alexandria

Volume III. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian
I. Apologetic
II. Anti-Marcion
III. Ethical

Volume IV. The Fathers of the Third Century
Tertullian IV. More Ethical writings; Minucius Felix; Commodian; Origen

Volume V. The Fathers of the Third Century
Hippolytus; Cyprian; Caius; Novatian; Appendix

Volume VI. The Fathers of the Third Century
Gregory Thaumaturgus; Dionysius the Great; Sextus Julius Africanus; Anatolius and Minor Writers; Methodius of Olympus;        Arnobius

Volume VII. Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries
Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus of Pettau, Dionysius of Corinth, Apostolic Constitutions, Homily, Liturgies,      Liturgy of St James,

Volume VIII. Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, The Clementia, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First Ages,       Decretals,
Gospel of Thomas,
Pseudo-Clementine Literature
Recognitions of Clement
Clementine Homilies
Epistle of Peter to James

Volume IX. Recently Discovered Additions to Early Christian Literature; Commentaries of Origen

The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, The Visio Pauli, The Apocalypses of the Virgin and Sedrach, The Testament of Abraham, The Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, The Narrative of Zosimus, The Apology of Aristides, The Epistles of Clement (Complete Text),  Origen’s Commentary on John, Books I-X, Origen’s Commentary on Mathew, Books I, II, and X-XIV

Volume X: indexes.


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