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The Early Church Fathers

Series Editor: Carol Harrison

The Greek and Latin Fathers of the Church are central to the creation of Christian doctrine and the establishment of the Christian Church as a social entity in the first five centuries AD. Students of theology, religion, late antiquity and the early Middle Ages constantly encounter the names of these writers; yet most of them are dauntingly inaccessible to the student because of the volume of their writings and the relative paucity of available translations.

This series makes available translations of key selected texts by the major Fathers, for the use of all students of the early church. Each volume is the work of a distinguished scholar and theologian, who has selected and translated the most representative texts of the author in question. Each volume contains a long introduction setting the subject in his historical and philosophical context, as well as a brief introduction and notes on the translations.

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  1. Leo the Great

    By Bronwen Neil

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Pope Leo I’s theological and political influence in his own time (440-461) and beyond far outweighs the amount of attention he has received in recent scholarship. That influence extended well beyond Rome to the Christian East through his contribution to preparations for the Council of Chalcedon and...

    Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Theodore of Mopsuestia

    By Frederick McLeod

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Theodore, bishop of Mopsuestia, (c.350-428) stands out as the pre-eminent exponent of the School of Antioch’s literal, historical and rational emphases in exegesis and of its staunch defence of Christ’s humanity. At his death, he was hailed as one of the outstanding, prolific biblical theologians...

    Published August 18th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Theophilus of Alexandria

    By Norman Russell

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    If Theophilus of Alexandria seems a minor figure today, it is because we persist in seeing him through the eyes of hostile contemporary witnesses, each of whom had his own reasons for diminishing Theophilus’ stature. In fact, he was one of the greatest bishops of the Theodosian era, who played an...

    Published November 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  4. Evagrius Ponticus

    By Augustine Casiday

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Presenting many texts available for the very first time, this new volume in the successful Early Church Fathers series showcases full translations of Evagrius' letters, notes on various books of the bible, his treatises and his 'chapters'. Augustine Casiday's material is both accurate and...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Gregory of Nazianzus

    By Brian Daley

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    This book brings together a new, original survey of the significance of Gregory's life and work with translations of eight beautiful and profound orations. Gregory of Nazianzus portrays a vivid picture of a fascinating character of vital importance who deserves to be regarded as the first true...

    Published March 7th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Theodoret of Cyrus

    By Istvan Pasztori Kupan

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    The larger part of Theodoret of Cyrus' existant body of work still remains untranslated, and this lack provides a fragmented representation of his thought and has lead to his misrepresentation by ancient, medieval and some modern scholars. Theodoret of Cyrus presents a fresh collection of...

    Published February 26th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Gregory the Great

    By John Moorhead

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Gregory's life culminated in his holding the office of pope (590 - 604). He is generally regarded as one of the outstanding figures in the long line of popes, and by the late ninth century had come to be known as 'the Great'. Along with Ambrose, Jerome and Augustine, he played a critical role in...

    Published March 1st 2005 by Routledge

  8. Severus of Antioch

    By Pauline Allen, C.T.R Hayward

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    In the first book to be devoted exclusively to Severus, well-known author in the field, Pauline Allen, focuses on a fascinating figure who is seen simultaneously as both a saint and a heretic. Part of our popular Early Church Fathers series, this volume translates a key selection of Severus'...

    Published November 10th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Athanasius

    By Khaled Anatolios

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    This book presents the fundamental elements of Athanasius' response to the central questions of the identity of Jesus and the nature of his relationship with God. Providing a useful introduction on his life and work, the book focuses on the tumultuous doctrinal controversies of the day in...

    Published June 16th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Tertullian

    By Geoffrey D. Dunn

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    This book is the first accessible introduction in English to Tertullian's works, providing translations of Adversus Iudaeos (Against the Jews), Scorpiace (Antidote for the Scorpion's Sting) and De Verginibus Velandis (On the Veiling of Virgins). Tertullian (c. AD 160 - 225) was one of the first...

    Published May 26th 2004 by Routledge

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