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The First and Second Apologies (Ancient Christian Writers)The First and Second Apologies (Ancient Christian Writers)
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Barnard is the foremost living authority on Justin Martyr and this is an authoritative translation of his two major apologetic works. Justin's unique contribution was in his interpretation of the "Logos," claiming all that's best in Greek philosophical tradition for Christ.

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Rod Bennett
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Maybe you've wanted to read the early church fathers but didn't know where to begin. Bennett leads us on a voyage of discovery, quoting profusely from and giving background comments about Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons. 340 pages, softcover.

Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
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While patristic commentary on St. Paul's shorter letters was not as prevalent as his more extensive one, certain passages in his epistles proved particularly important in doctrinal disputes and practical church matters. Proving pivotal during the Arian and Gnostic controversies, the most commented-upon christological text amid these Pauline epistles was Colossians 1:15-20, where Jesus is declared to be "the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation."

Chief among the Eastern commentators and widely excerpted throughout this volume is John Chrysostom, praised for his pastoral insight and shrewd, generous empathy with the apostle Paul. Other Greek commentators whose works are cited include Theodoret of Cyr, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Severian of Gabala, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Athanasius, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory of Nyssa. Among Western commentators Augustine dominates.

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The Early Christian FathersThe Early Christian Fathers
Henry Bettenson

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The authors represented in this volume, first published in 1956, are the principal writers of the Church in the Roman Empire from the period immediately after the New Testament down to the age of Constantine and the Council of Nicaea (AD 325). They include St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Justin, Tertullian, St. Ireneaus, St Clement of Alexandra, Origen, St. Cyprian, and St. Athanasius. Please note that this edition does not contain all of the works of the Early Church Fathers, only select passages;Bettenson has selected passages to display as full as possible the thought of the early Fathers, especially on great doctrinal themes, and he has translated them with brief annotation when necessary.

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