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Ancient Christian Writers: Post-Nicene Era Collection (12 vols.)
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Gathering Interest

Overview

The cessation of persecution with the conversion of Constantine allowed Christian writers to begin exploring theology and expounding Scripture more comprehensively. The many works in this collection demonstrate these new horizons of Christian thought in the post-Nicene era through innovative biblical commentary, poems, letters, theological treatises, and spiritual biographies.

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Key Features

  • Presents the earliest writings of the postpersecution church
  • Provides a diverse selection of texts including letters, theological treatises, and church documents
  • Includes the most important texts of the post-Nicene era

Individual Titles

The Works of St. Patrick: St. Secundinus: The Hymn on St. Patrick

  • Author: Saint Patrick
  • Editor: Ludwig Bieler
  • Translator: Ludwig Bieler
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 242

St. Patrick did not consider himself a man of letters; the short texts that survive reflect, however, his powerful personality. A contemporary and fellow missionary of St. Patrick, Secundinus is an enthusiastic admirer and defender of St. Patrick in this hymn.

Letters of St. Paulinus of Nola, vol. 1

  • Author: St. Paulinus
  • Translator: P. G. Walsh
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1966
  • Pages: 286

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

These 22 prose letters serve as a spiritual autobiography, providing an intimate view of monastic life in Italy during the fifth century. Volume one contains 1–22.

Letters of St. Paulinus of Nola, vol. 2

  • Author: St. Paulinus
  • Translator: P. G. Walsh
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1966
  • Pages: 398

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

These 18 prose letters serve as a spiritual autobiography, providing an intimate view of monastic life in Italy during the fifth century. Volume 2 contains letters 23-51.

The Poems of St. Paulinus of Nola

  • Author: St. Paulinus
  • Translator: P. G. Walsh
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1974
  • Pages: 454

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Paulinus’ poetry encourages Christians to persevere in a life of Christian commitment—and to demonstrate to nominal Christians and non-Christians the nature of that commitment. These poems were written in the late fourth century and early fifth century.

Cassiodorus: Explanation of the Psalms, vol. 1

  • Author: Cassiodorus
  • Translator: P. G. Walsh
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 624

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Written between AD 540 and 559, Cassiodorus uses the Psalms for the purposes of instruction in theology, hermeneutics, and eloquence.

Cassiodorus: Explanation of the Psalms, vol. 2

  • Author: Cassiodorus
  • Translator: P. G. Walsh
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 528

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Written between AD 540 and 559, Cassiodorus uses the Psalms for the purposes of instruction in theology, hermeneutics, and eloquence.

Cassiodorus: Explanation of the Psalms, vol. 3

  • Author: Cassiodorus
  • Translator: P. G. Walsh
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 540

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Written between AD 540 and 559, Cassiodorus uses the Psalms for the purposes of instruction in theology, hermeneutics, and eloquence.

Julianus Pomerius: The Contemplative Life

  • Author: Julianus Pomerius
  • Translator: Mary Josephine Suelzer
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 220

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Written in the late fifth or the early sixth century, this work expresses the ideals of the contemplative and the active life and is supplemented with a discussion of the vices and the virtues.

St. Maximus the Confessor: The Ascetic Life, The Four Centuries on Charity

  • Author: Maximus the Confessor
  • Translator: Polycarp Sherwood
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1955
  • Pages: 292

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

The Ascetic Life is a dialogue between a young novice and an old monk on how to achieve the Christian life. The Four Centuries is a collection of aphorisms.

Isidore of Seville: De Ecclesiasticis Officiis

  • Author: Isidore of Seville
  • Translator: Thomas L. Knoebel
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 133

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

This is the first complete English translation of De Ecclesiasticis Officiis of St. Isidore of Seville (d. 636), considered the last Latin Father of the Church. The work is an invaluable source of information about liturgical practice and church offices.

St. Gregory the Great: Pastoral Care

  • Author: Saint Gregory the Great
  • Translator: Henry Davis
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 296

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

St. Gregory, one of medieval Christianity’s best minds, deals with the great responsibility of the episcopal office and its onerous nature.

Julian of Toledo: Prognosticum Futuri Saeculi

  • Author: Julian of Toledo
  • Editor: Sergio Stancati
  • Translator: Sergio Stancati
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 624

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This is the first English translation of the Prognosticum Futuri Saeculi of Julian of Toledo, the most ancient treatise of Christian eschatology.

Product Details

  • Title: Ancient Christian Writers: Post-Nicene Era Collection
  • Series: Ancient Christian Writers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 4,637