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The Early Christian Literature Primers (4 vols.)

by Jackson, George A.

D. Appleton and Company, Chautauqua press 1879–1884

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The Early Christian Literature Primers (4 vols.)
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Overview

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.

With the Logos edition, all Scripture references are tagged and appear in your favorite translation on mouseover. Each volume is completely searchable, as well, so you can trace the connections between each figure, including common themes, doctrines, places, and historical events. You can also cross-reference texts at the touch of a button, and all your dictionaries and other reference tools are just a click away.

Key Features

  • 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

Individual Titles

The Apostolic Fathers and the Apologists of the Second Century (A.D. 95–180)

  • Author: George A. Jackson
  • Editor: George P. Fisher
  • Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 203

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In addition to introductory articles for each era of fathers, the first volume of this series covers the apostolic fathers and early apologists, including: Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp of Smyrna, Barnabas, Hermas, Papias, the author of the Epistle to Diognetus, Justin Martyr, the Muratorian Fragment, Melito of Sardis, and Athenagoras.

The Apostolic Fathers and the Fathers of the Third Century (A.D. 180–325)

  • Author: George A. Jackson
  • Editor: George P. Fisher
  • Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 211

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This volume contains an introductory essay on the progress of Christianity in the third century, and also covers the following figures and their written works: Irenaeus of Lyons, Hippolytus of Rome, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Gregory Thaumaturgus, Tertullian, Cyprian of Carthage, and a number of other Greek and Latin writers.

The Post-Nicene Greek Fathers (A.D. 325–750)

  • Author: George A. Jackson
  • Editor: George P. Fisher
  • Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 224

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The third volume includes a chronological table of the fathers presented, as well as an essay on the differences between the Alexandrian and Antiochene schools of thought, and the text of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed and the Symbol of Chalcedon. The fathers and writers covered in this work are: Eusebius of Caesarea, Athanasius of Alexandria, Arius, Cyril of Jerusalem, Ephraim the Syrian, Marcellus and the Apollinarii, Basil the Great, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nyssa, Didymus, Epiphanius of Cyprus, Diodorus of Tarsus, John Chrysostom, Synesius, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theophilus, Cyril of Alexandria, Nestorius, Theodoret, Socrates, Sozomen, Philostorgius, Evagrius, John of Damascus, and other later writers and hymnologists.

The Post-Nicene Latin Fathers (A.D. 325–590)

  • Author: George A. Jackson
  • Editor: George P. Fisher
  • Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 231

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The fourth volume covers a number of Latin fathers and writers, including: Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose of Milan, Jerome, Rufinus, Augustine of Hippo, Pelagius, Celestius, Julianus, Marius Mercator, John Cassian, Vincent of Lerins, Prosper of Aquitaine, Salvian, Hilary of Arles, Leo the Great, Faustus, Caesar of Arles, Fulgentius, Boethius, Dionysius Exiguus, Cassiodorus, and a number of other Latin writers, historians, chroniclers, and poets.

Product Details

  • 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.