NPNF1-09. St. Chrysostom: On the Priesthood; Ascetic Treatises; Select Homilies and Letters; Homilies on the Statutes
by Philip Schaff
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With over twenty volumes, the Nicene and
Post-Nicene Fathers is a momentous achievement. Originally gathered
Philip Schaff, the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers is a collection
writings by classical and medieval Christian theologians. The purpose of
such a collection is to make their writings readily available. The
entire work is divided into two series. The first series focuses on two
classical Christian theologians--St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom.
St. Augustine is one of the most influential and important Christian
thinkers of all time. In addition to reprinting his most popular two
works--the Confessions and the City of God--these volumes
other noteworthy and important works of St. Augustine, such as On the
Holy Trinity, Christian Doctrine, and others. St. John
eloquent speaker and well-loved Christian clergyman. St. John took a
more literal interpretation of Scripture, and much of his work focused
on practical aspects of Christianity, particularly what is now called
social justice. He advocated for the poor, and challenged abuses of
authority. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers is comprehensive in
and provide keen translations of instructive and illuminating texts from
some of the greatest theologians of the Christian church. These
spiritually enlightening texts have aided Christians for over a thousand
years, and remain instructive and fruitful even today!
CCEL Staff Writer