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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume III: Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian.

The Early Church Fathers is one of the most important collections of historical, philosophical and theological writings available in English to the student of the Christian Church. These documents provide the most comprehensive witness to the development of Christianity and Christian thought during the period immediately following the Apostolic Era.

Contents of Ante-Nicene Fathers III


The Apology

On Idolatry

The Shows, or De Spectaculis

The Chaplet, or De Corona

To Scapula

Ad Nationes

An Answer to the Jews

The Soul’s Testimony

A Treatise on the Soul

The Prescription against Heretics

The Five Books against Marcion

Against Hermogenes

Against the Valentinians

On the Flesh of Christ

On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Against Praxeas


Against All Heresies

On Repentance

On Baptism

On Prayer

Ad Martyras

The Passion of the Holy Martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas

Of Patience

Author Bio

Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, anglicised as Tertullian (c. 160–c. 220 AD), was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. He is the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. He also was a notable early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy. Tertullian has been called “the father of Latin Christianity” and “the founder of Western theology.