The Faith of the Early Fathers: Three-Volume Set (Boxed Set)

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The Faith of the Early Fathers Series

Volume 1: the Pre-Nicene and Nicene eras - ends circa 382
Volume 2: the Post-Nicene era through St. Jerome; - concludes with Julian of Eclanum (d. 454)
Volume 3: St. Augustine to the end of the patristic period. - ends with St. John of Damascene (d. 749)

The passages selected are keyed to the numerical order established in M. J. Rou t de Journel's Enchiridion Patristicum. In no sense, however, are these volumes a translation of that standard work. The author has made his own investigation of theological textbooks in common use and has selected the patristic passages most frequently cited, including much that is in Rou t and much that is not. All passages have been freshly and accurately translated from the best critical editions.

Preceding each selection is a brief introduction treating the authorship, date and place of composition, and the purpose of the work from which the selection is taken. The author's scholarship and sprightly sense of humor are evident in these prefatory remarks.

Of immense value to the reader is the Doctrinal Index provided for each volume. Here one can find the texts pertinent to particular doctrinal points, a method especially useful to homilists. In addition, each volume is enhanced by comprehensive Scriptural and General Indices.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780814610251
ISBN-10: 0814610250
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 1979
Pages: 1256
Language: English
Series: Faith of the Early Fathers