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Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Volume IV: St. Athanasius: Select Works and Letters.

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.

The Catholic edition of Early Church Fathers does not include the introductions, prolegomenae, and various interpretive comments made by the protestant editors of the Edinburgh edition. However, it retains all of the footnotes found in the printed editions.

Contents of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series IV

Athanasius of Alexandria

Against the Heathen

On the Incarnation of the Word

Deposition of Arius

Letter of Eusebius

Statement of Faith

On Luke 10:22 (Matthew 11:27)

Encyclical Letter

Defence against the Arians

Defence of the Nicene Definition

On the Opinion of Dionysius

Life of Antony

Letter to the Bishops of Egypt

Defence before Constantius

Defence of His Flight

History of the Arians

Four Discourses against the Arians

On the Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia

Tome or Synodal Letter to the People of Antioch

Letter to the Bishops of Africa

Festal Letters

Personal Letters

Author Bios

Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff (1819–1893) was one of the most distinguished church historians who ever lived. He was educated at Tübingen, Halle, and Berlin, and was professor of church history and biblical literature at German Reformed Theological Seminary. When the Civil War forced the seminary to close, Schaff moved to Union Theological Seminary. Schaff had an enormous influence on German Reformed churches in America, and he wrote History of the Christian Church, Creeds of Christendom, and The Principal of Protestantism.

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Athanasius of Alexandria

Athanasius (298–373 AD) was the archbishop of Alexandria (Egypt) in the fourth century. He is revered as a Saint by both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and recognized as a great leader and doctor of the early church by Protestants.

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