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Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Volume III: Theodoret, Jerome, Gennadius, Rufinus: Historial Writings, etc.

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 Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series III

Theodoret of Cyrus

The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

Dialogues: The Eranistes or Polymorphus of the Blessed Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrus

Demonstrations by Syllogisms that God the Word is Immutable

Letters of the Blessed Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus


Lives of Illustrious Men

Jerome’s Apology for Himself against the Books of Rufinus

Gennadius of Massilia

Lives of Illustrious Men

Rufinus of Aquileia

Preface to the Commentary on the Benedictions of the Twelve Patriarchs

Preface to Book II

Translation of Pamphilus’ Defence of Origen

Rufinus’s Epilogue to Pamphilus the Martyr’s Apology for Origen

Preface to the Translations of Origen’s Books Peri archon

Preface to Book III of the Peri archon

Rufinus’ Apology in Defence of Himself

The Letter of Anastasius, Bishop of the Church of Rome to John Bishop of Jerusalem concerning the Character of Rufinus

The Apology of Rufinus

A Commentary on the Apostles’ Creed

The Preface to the Books of Recognitions of St. Clement

Preface to the Translation of the Sayings of Xystus

Preface to the Two Books of Ecclesiastical History, Added by Rufinus to His Translation of Eusebius

Rufinus’ Preface to the Translation of Origen’s Commentary on Psalms 36, 37, and 38

Rufinus’ Preface to the Translation of Origen’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans

The Peroration of Rufinus Appended to His Translation of Origen’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans

Preface to Origen’s Homilies on Numbers

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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Theodoret of Cyrus or Cyrrhus was an influential author, theologian, and Christian bishop of Cyrrhus, Syria (423-457). He played a pivotal role in many early Byzantine church controversies that led to various ecumenical acts and schisms. He is considered blessed or a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church http://www. intratext. com/IXT/ENG0824/_P14. HTM.

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St. Jerome (c. 347–30 September 420) (formerly Saint Hierom) was an Illyrian Catholic priest and apologist. He was the son of Eusebius, of the city of Stridon, which was on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin, and his list of writings is extensive. He is recognized by the Catholic Church as a saint and Doctor of the Church, and the Vulgate is still an important text in Catholicism.

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