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  • The Apostolic Fathers, Volume I: I Clement. II Clement. Ignatius. Polycarp. Didache
  • The Exhortation to the Greeks. The Rich Man’s Salvation. To the Newly Baptized
  • Apology. De Spectaculis. Minucius Felix: Octavius
  • Select Letters
  • Confessions, Volume I

Author - Editorial Staff

Date - 13 October 2023

Time to read - 1 min

  • The Apostolic Fathers, Volume I: I Clement. II Clement. Ignatius. Polycarp. Didache

    The Apostolic Fathers, Volume I: I Clement. II Clement. Ignatius. Polycarp. Didache

    Bart D. Ehrman

    Enduring and influential early Christian texts.

    The writings of the Apostolic Fathers give a rich and diverse picture of Christian life and thought in the period immediately after New Testament times. Some of them were accorded almost Scriptural authority in the early Church. This new Loeb edition of these essential texts reflects current idiom and the latest scholarship.

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  • The Exhortation to the Greeks. The Rich Man’s Salvation. To the Newly Baptized

    The Exhortation to the Greeks. The Rich Man’s Salvation. To the Newly Baptized

    Clement of Alexandria, G. W. Butterworth

    A scholarly evangelist.

    Clement of Alexandria, famous Father of the Church, is known chiefly from his own works. He was born, perhaps at Athens, about AD 150, son of non-Christian parents; he converted to Christianity probably in early manhood. He became a presbyter in the Church at Alexandria and there succeeded Pantaenus in the catechetical school; his students included Origen and Bishop...

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  • Apology. De Spectaculis. Minucius Felix: Octavius

    Apology. De Spectaculis. Minucius Felix: Octavius

    Tertullian, Minucius Felix, T. R. Glover, Gerald H. Rendall

    Austere apologetics.

    Q. Septimus Florens Tertullianus (ca. AD 150–222) was born a soldier’s son at Carthage, educated in Greek and Roman literature, philosophy, and medicine, and later studied law to became a pleader, remaining a clever and often tortuous arguer. At Rome he became a learned and militant Christian. After visiting churches in Greece (and Asia Minor?) he returned to Carthage a...

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  • Select Letters

    Select Letters

    Jerome, F. A. Wright

    Correspondence of a Church Father.

    Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus), ca. 345–420, of Stridon, Dalmatia, son of Christian parents, at Rome listened to rhetoricians, legal advocates, and philosophers, and in 360 was baptized by Pope Liberius. He traveled widely in Gaul and in Asia Minor; and turned in the years 373–379 to hermetic life in Syria. Ordained presbyter at Antioch in 379 he...

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  • Confessions, Volume I

    Confessions, Volume I

    Books 1–8

    Augustine, Carolyn J.-B. Hammond

    The classic account of crisis and conversion.

    Aurelius Augustine (AD 354–430), one of the most important figures in the development of western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 38...

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