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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. Jerome

    By Stefan Rebenich

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    As a scholar, writer and ascetic, Jerome was a major intellectual force in the early Church and influenced the ideals of Christian chastity and poverty for many generations after his death. This book assembles a representative selection of his voluminous output. It will help readers to a balanced...

    Published September 4th 2002 by Routledge

  2. Cyril of Jerusalem

    By E.J. Yarnold S.J.

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Cyril was bishop in Jerusalem from c350-351 AD until 386 AD. His writings are an important source for the history of early Christian doctrine. This book provides full English translations, with explanatory commentary, of his most important works. The introduction covers Cyril's life; his historical...

    Published September 27th 2000 by Routledge

  3. Early Christian Latin Poets

    By Carolinne White

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Christian Latin poetry from the fourth to sixth centuries was hugely influential on English and French medieval literature. In this, the first substantial overview of this poetry, Carolinne White sets the works in their literary and historical context, including translations of over thirty poems...

    Published September 20th 2000 by Routledge

  4. Cyril of Alexandria

    By Norman Russell

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    As a ruler of the church of Alexander and president of the Third Ecumenical Council of 431, Cyril was one of the most powerful men of the fifth century. Not only did he define the concept of christological orthodoxy for the next two centuries, but he is also often regarded as an unscrupulous cleric...

    Published April 12th 2000 by Routledge

  5. John Chrysostom

    By Pauline Allen, Wendy Mayer

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 10th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Gregory of Nyssa

    By Anthony Meredith

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Gregory of Nyssa provides a concise and accessible introduction to the thought of this early church father with new translations of key selections of his writings. Anthony Meredith presents a diverse range of Gregory's writings: his contribution to the debates of the period about the nature of God...

    Published January 27th 1999 by Routledge

  7. Origen

    By Joseph W. Trigg

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    Origen was the most influential Christian theologian before Augustine, the founder of Biblical study as a serious discipline in the Christian tradition, and a figure with immense influence on the development of Christian spirituality.This volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into...

    Published August 26th 1998 by Routledge

  8. Ambrose

    By Boniface Ramsey

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397, was one of the most important figures of the fourth century Roman empire. This volume explores the enormous impact of Ambrose on Western civilization, and examines the complexity of his ideas and influence; as a poet, ascetic, mystic and politician....

    Published July 2nd 1997 by Routledge

  9. Irenaeus of Lyons

    By Robert M. Grant

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    During the second century the Christian world was shaken by the Gnostics. Irenaeus came from Asia Minor via Rome to become bishop of Lyons, clarify Christian doctrines and fight the Gnostics with a major, five-volume work. He was a living part of his contemporary culture and his approach filled...

    Published November 20th 1996 by Routledge

  10. Maximus the Confessor

    By Andrew Louth

    Series: The Early Church Fathers

    St Maximus the Confessor, the greatest of Byzantine theologians, lived through the most catastrophic period the Byzantine Empire was to experience before the Crusades. This book introduces the reader to the times and upheavals during which Maximus lived. It discusses his cosmic vision of humanity...

    Published April 24th 1996 by Routledge

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