The Early Christian Literature Primers (4 vols.)
D. Appleton and Company, Chautauqua press 1879–1884
This series provides a number of introductions and essays on the lives and works of the early Church Fathers, beginning with the apostolic age and continuing all the way through the end of the eighth century. Each father or influential figure is covered in a biographical format, and most of their works are summarized as well. This collection serves as a perfect introduction to the early Church Fathers for anyone interested in either patristics or early Church history.
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- Scholarly introductions to patristic literature
- Chronological chart on the lives of the early Church Fathers
- Biographies for each individual and summaries of their major works
- Title: The Early Christian Literature Primers
- Author: George A. Jackson
- Editor: George P. Fisher
- Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
- Volumes: 4
- Pages: 869
About the Editor
George P. Fisher (1827–1909) was a professor of divinity at Yale College from 1854 to 1861, as well as Titus Street Professor of Church History for the Yale Divinity School from 1861 to 1901.