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Bettenson’s Early and Later Christian Fathers (2 vols.)
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Bettenson’s Early and Later Christian Fathers (2 vols.)

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Oxford University Press 1969–1970

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Overview

The writings of the Church Fathers provide rich insights into the history and development of Christian life, thought, and worship—an invaluable resource for all who wish to understand Christian doctrine and the history of the church.

This collection gathers essential writings of the Church Fathers, expertly selected and translated afresh by esteemed classicist Henry Bettenson, including brief annotation where necessary. The first volume, The Early Christian Fathers, offers selections from the time period up through the meeting of the Council of Nicaea in AD 325, including St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Justin, Tertullian, St. Irenaeus, St. Clement of Alexandra, Origen, St. Cyprian, and St. Athanasius. The companion volume, The Later Christian Fathers presents Bettenson’s selections from the century and a quarter following the Council of Nicaea, including Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Jerome, Augustine of Hippo, and Cyril of Alexandria

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Key Features

  • Presents Henry Bettenson’s selections of important patristic texts
  • Provides fresh translations and annotation
  • Offers invaluable insight into Christian doctrine

Product Details

The Early Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius

  • Editor/Translator: Henry Bettenson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1956
  • Pages: 320

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The writings of the Fathers of the early Church are of particular importance to anyone who wishes to understand doctrine. This book illustrates the process of development in Christian thought, life, and worship during the period which culminated in the acceptance of the Christian faith by the Emperor Constantine, and the meeting of the Council of Nicaea in AD 325.

Included in this volume are St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Justin, Tertullian, St. Irenaeus, St. Clement of Alexandra, Origen, St. Cyprian, and St. Athanasius. Passages have been selected to display as fully as possible the thought of the early Fathers, especially on the great doctrinal themes.

The extracts are sufficiently numerous and full to give the authentic flavor of Tertullian or Origen or Irenaeus or Cyprian. Notes are provided where needed, and the introductions are full.

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The Later Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Cyril of Jerusalem to St. Leo the Great

  • Editor/Translator: Henry Bettenson
  • Publisher: ford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1973
  • Pages: 302

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In this companion volume to The Early Christian Fathers, Henry Bettenson presents his selections from the Church Fathers’ writings in the century and a quarter following the Council of Nicaea. Translated afresh by Bettenson and offering additional notes when necessary, this volume includes Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Jerome, Augustine of Hippo, and Cyril of Alexandria.

About Henry S. Bettenson

Henry Scowcroft Bettenson (1908–1979) was a British classicist and translator. He was educated at Westminster School and Oriel College, Oxford. He also served as chaplain at Charterhouse and Westminster. His other works include Documents of the Christian Church.