Epistles on the Arian Heresy and the Deposition of Arius

by Pope Alexander of Alexandria


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 volume harmonizes various fragmentary material. It contains the work of different authors: St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, Sextus Julius Africanus, St. Anatolius, Pope Peter of Alexandria, and others. 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 it, is a welcome addition to one's reading list.

Tim Perrine

CCEL Staff Writer

About Pope Alexander of Alexandria

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Picture of Pope Alexander of Alexandria
Picture of Pope Alexander of Alexandria
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Born: January 1, AD 250
Died: February 26, AD 328
Related topics: Christian literature, Early, Church history--Primitive and early church, Theology, Fathers of the church, Greek, Manichaeism, …
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