- Hardcover: 6448 pages
- Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers; Revised edition (June 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1565630823
- ISBN-13: 978-1565630826
- Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 10 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 23 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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The Ante-Nicene Fathers (10 Volume Set) Revised Edition
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It is not, however, perfect. There are several more recently discovered writings that are not found in these volumes. For Irenaeus' "Proof of the Apostolic Preaching," you'll have to try and get your hands on volume 16 of the "Ancient Christian Writers" series. While the "Popular Patristics" series provides us with Melito of Sardis' "On Pascha" and Hippolytus' "On the Apostolic Tradition." And then there are the many other writings of Origen that aren't in the "Ante-Nicene Fathers" (hereafter referred to simply as "the ANF"): His "Homilies on Genesis" and "Homilies on Exodus" can be found in volume 71 of the "Fathers of the Church" series; "Homilies on Leviticus 1-16" in volume 83; "Homilies on Joshua" in volume 105; "Homilies on Jeremiah" and "Homily on 1 Kings 28" in volume 97; "Homilies on Luke" in volume 94; and his lengthy "Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans" in volumes 103 & 104. Also, volume 19 of the "Ancient Christian Writers" series has Origen's "On Prayer" and "Exhortation to Martyrdom," while volume 26 has both his "Commentary on The Song of Solomon" and "Homilies on The Song of Solomon," and finally volume 54 has his "Treatise on the Passover" and "Dialogue with Heraclides." (Yes, Origen was the single most prolific early Christian writer.Read more ›
And, yes, while it may be nice to have newer versions and translations which take newer findings into account, it must also be recognised that if a newer edition was produced, we would not be able to purchase it for the price of this older - and out of copyright - set. The cost to produce a newer edition would be prohibitive for the average person, and these great documents of church history would be confined to libraries and the offices of university professors - far from the reach of us "ordinary" people. It is in fact the cost which prevents a newer edition being undertaken.
So, let us not complain too loudly, but enjoy what we have, and make the best use of it that we can - all the while recognising that while this set is not "perfect", it is the best we will ever have.
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Excellent! It gives invaluable insight into the Scriptures, and specially the Kingdom of God.- which was the emphasis of Jesus Christ's preaching.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
I quality of the material contained in this set is excellent. However, the volumes I recieved are missing pages and entire sections. For example, my vol. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Honestly, I'm just excited to have this in my book collection I can easily overlook many of the clerical errors or small type-font. Read morePublished 7 months ago by infantry292
Used these in seminary and glad I was finally able to afford my own copy. These are a must have for any one interested in Christian Theology of the Church Fathers.Published on July 15, 2014 by Skycop150
The writings of the Ante-Nicene Fathers is a must addition to the library of any serious scholar of church history in general and patristics in particular. Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by Doug Erlandson
This series is incredible. They are beautiful and sturdy. There is nothing "cheap" about the quality of these books. Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by J. Courter