Originally printed in 1885, the ten-volume set,
Ante-Nicene Fathers, brings together the work of early Christian
thinkers. In particular, it brings together the writings of the early
Church fathers prior to the fourth century Nicene Creed. These volumes
are noteworthy for their inclusion of entire texts, and not simply
fragments or excerpts from these great writings. The translations are
fairly literal, providing both readers and scholars with a good
approximation of the originals. This particular volume focuses on the
work of Tertullian, who is often called the "father of Latin
Christianity." It brings together three of his most important works.
These writings were heavily influential on the early Church, and for
good reason, as they are inspirational and encouraging. These volumes
also come with many useful notes, providing the reader with new levels
of understanding. Overall, Ante-Nicene Fathers, or any part of
welcome addition to one's reading list.