The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Series  II (14 Volumes) contains in fourteen volumes the works of the Greek Fathers from Eusebius to  John of Damascus  and the  Latin  Fathers  from Hilary to Gregory  the  Great. Several of  the writings appear for  the first time in English. The first three volumes are a complete  collection of the historical  writings  of the Fathers, whose permanent  value  as  primary  sources  is universally acknowledged. Other volumes contain  the  works  of  eminent figures in  early  Christian history,  such  as  Athanasius, Jerome, and Ambrose. The series concludes with the canons and decrees of the seven  ecumenical councils, as well as canons of local synod with ecumenical acceptance.                          

General Editor: Phillip Schaff (1819-1893), who was born in Switzerland, was educated at Tubingen, Halle, and Berlin, and later took a position as  Professor of Church history  at  German Reformed Seminary in Mercersburg,  Penn., and  Union  Theological Seminary  in New York.  He was involved in  the formation of  the Evangelical Alliance,  the revision  of the English  Bible  (the  Revised Version), and the Alliance of the Reformed Churches.  Schaff was founder of the American Society of Church History and was the author of The History of the Christian Church (8 volumes).

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series

A Select Library of the
The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers
of the Christian Church
Eusebius to the Seven Ecumenical Councils

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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume I

Eusebius Pamphilus

  • The Church History of Eusebius
  • The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine
  • The Oration of the Emperor Constantine
  • The Oration in Praise of the Emperor Constantine

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume II

Socrates Scholasticus

  • The Ecclesiastical History, by Socrates Scholasticus

Hermias Sozomen

  • The Ecclesiastical History of Sozomen

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume III

Theodoret

  • The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret
  • Dialogues
  • Demonstrations by Syllogisms
  • Letters of the Blessed Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrus

Jerome and Gennadius

  • Lives of Illustrious Men
  • Jerome—Lives of Illustrious Men
  • Gennadius' Additions

Rufinus

  • Preface to the Commentary on the Benedictions of the Twelve Patriarchs
  • 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; !arcw'n
  • 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
  • Jerome's Apology for Himself Against the Books 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

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume IV

Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria

  • Against the Heathen
  • On the Incarnation of the Word
  • Deposition of Arius
  • Council of Nicaea
  • Statement of Faith
  • On Luke X. 22 (Matt. XI. 27)
  • Circular Letter
  • Defence Against the Arians
  • De Decretis or Defence of the Nicene Definition
  • On the Opinion of Dionysius
  • Life of Antony
  • To the Bishops of Egypt
  • Defence Before Constantius
  • Defence of His Flight
  • History of the Arians
  • Four Discourses Against the Arians
  • Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia
  • Tome or Synodal Letter to the People of Antioch
  • To the Bishops of Africa
  • I. Festal Letters
  • II. Personal Letters

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume V

Gregory of Nyssa

  • Gregory of Nyssa Against Eunomius
  • Answer to Eunomius' Second Book
  • On the Holy Spirit, Against the Followers of Macedonius
  • On the Holy Trinity, and of the Godhead of the Holy Spirit
  • On "Not Three Gods"
  • On the Faith
  • Ascetic and Moral Treatises
  • Philosophical Works
  • Apologetic Works
  • Oratorical Works
  • Letters

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume VI

St. Jerome

  • The Letters of St. Jerome
  • The Life of Paulus the First Hermit
  • The Life of S. Hilarion
  • The Life of Malchus, the Captive Monk
  • The Dialogue Against the Luciferians
  • The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary
  • Against Jovinianus
  • Against Vigilantius
  • To Pammachius Against John of Jerusalem
  • Against the Pelagians
  • Prefaces

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume VII

Cyril

  • Catechetical Lectures
  • Five Catechetical Lectures to the Newly Baptized

Gregory Nazianzen

  • Orations
  • Letters

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume VIII

St. Basil

  • The Book of Saint Basil on the Spirit
  • The Hexaemeron
  • Letters

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume IX

Hilary of Poiters

  • On the Councils, or the Faith of the Easterns
  • On the Trinity
  • Homilies on the Psalms

John of Damascus

  • An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume X

St. Ambrose

  • Three Books on the Duties of the Clergy
  • Three Books on the Holy Spirit
  • The Two Books on the Decease of His Brother Saytrus
  • Exposition of the Christian Faith
  • The Book Concerning the Mysteries
  • Two Books Concerning Repentance
  • Three Books Concerning Virgins
  • The Treatise Concerning Widows
  • Selections from the Letters of St. Ambrose

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume XI

Sulpitius Severus

  • On the Life of St. Martin
  • Letters
  • Dialogues
  • The Doubtful Letters
  • The Sacred History

Vincent of Lerins

  • The Commonitory

John Cassian

  • Preface
  • The Twelve Books on the Institutes of the Coenobia
  • Conferences of John Cassian.—Part I
  • The Conferences of John Cassian.—Part II
  • Conferences of John Cassian.—Part III
  • The Seven Books on the Incarnation of the Lord, Against Nestorius

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume XII

Leo the Great

  • Letters
  • Sermons

Gregory the Great

  • The Book of Pastoral Rule of Saint Gregory the Great Roman Pontiff to John, Bishop of the City of Ravenna
  • Register of the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume XIII

Gregory the Great

  • Selected Epistles (Books IX.–XIV.)

Ephraim the Syrian

  • The Nisibene Hymns
  • Nineteen Hymns on the Nativity of Christ in the Flesh
  • Fifteen Hymns for the Feast of the Epiphany
  • The Pearl—Seven Hymns on the Faith
  • Three Homilies

Aphrahat

  • Select Demonstrations

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series—Volume XIV

The First Ecumenical Council; The First Council of Nice

  • The Nicene Creed
  • The Canons of the 318 Holy Fathers Assembled in the City of Nice, in Bithynia
  • The Captions of the Arabic Canons Attributed to the Council of Nice
  • Proposed Action on Clerical Celibacy
  • The Synodal Letter

The Canons of the Councils of Ancyra, Gangra Neocaesarea, Antioch and Laodicea

  • The Canons of the Council of Ancyra
  • The Council of Neocaesarea
  • The Council of Gangra
  • The Synod of Antioch in Encaeniis
  • Synod of Laodicea

The Second Ecumenical Council. The First Council of Constantinople

  • The Holy Creed Which the 150 Holy Fathers Set Forth, Which is Consonant with the Holy and Great Synod of Nice
  • Letter of the Same Holy Synod to the Most Pious Emperor Theodosius the Great, to Which are Appended the Canons Enacted by Them
  • Canons of the One Hundred and Fifty Fathers
  • Council of Constantinople: the Synodical Letter

The Third Ecumenical Council. The Council of Ephesus

  • Extracts from the Acts. Session I
  • The Epistle of Cyril to Nestorius
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session I. (Continued)
  • The Epistle of Cyril to Nestorius with the XII. Anathematisms
  • The XII. Anathematisms of St. Cyril Against Nestorius
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session I. (Continued)
  • Decree of the Council Against Nestorius. (Found in All the Concilia in Greek with Latin Versions.)
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session II
  • The Letter of Pope Coelestine to the Synod of Ephesus
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session II. (Continued.)
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session III
  • The Canons of the Two Hundred Holy and Blessed Fathers Who Met at Ephesus
  • The Letter of the Same Holy Synod of Ephesus, to the Sacred Synod in Pamphylia Concerning Eustathius Who Had Been Their Metropolitan
  • The Letter of the Synod to Pope Celestine
  • The Definition of the Holy and Ecumenical Synod of Ephesus Against the Impious Messalians
  • Decree of the Synod in the Matter of Euprepius and Cyril

The Fourth Ecumenical Council. The Council of Chalcedon

  • Extracts from the Acts. Session I
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session II
  • The Letter of Cyril to John of Antioch
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session II. (Continued)
  • The Tome of St. Leo
  • Extracts from the Acts Session II. (Continued)
  • Session III
  • The Condemnation Sent by the Holy and Ecumenical Synod to Dioscorus
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session IV
  • Session V
  • The Definition of Faith of the Council of Chalcedon
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session VI
  • Decree on the Jurisdiction of Jerusalem and Antioch. Session VII
  • The Decree with Regard to the Bishop of Ephesus. Session XII
  • Decree with Regard to Nicomedia. Session XIII
  • The XXX Canons of the Holy and Fourth Synods, of Chalcedon
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session XVI

The Fifth Ecumenical Council. The Second Council of Constantinople

  • Extracts from the Acts. Session I
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session VII
  • The Sentence of the Synod
  • The Capitula of the Council
  • The Anathemas Against Origen
  • The Anathematisms of the Emperor Justinian Against Origen
  • The Decretal Epistle of Pope Vigilius in Confirmation of the Fifth Ecumenical Synod

The Sixth Ecumenical Council. The Third Council of Constantinople

  • Extracts from the Acts. Session I
  • The Letter of Agatho, Pope of Old Rome, to the Emperor
  • The Letter of Agatho and of the Roman Synod of 125 Bishops
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session VIII
  • The Sentence Against the Monothelites. Session XIII
  • Session XVI
  • The Definition of Faith
  • The Prosphoneticus to the Emperor
  • Letter of the Council to St. Agatho
  • The Imperial Edict Posted in the Third Atrium of the Great Church Near What is Called Dicymbala

The Canons of the Council in Trullo; Often Called the Quinisext Council

  • The Canons of the Council in Trullo

The Canons of the Synods of Sardica, Carthage, Constantinople, and Carthage

  • The Council of Sardica
  • The Canons of the CCXVII Blessed Fathers Who Assembled at Carthage
  • Council of Constantinople Held Under Nectarius
  • The Council of Carthage Held Under Cyprian

The Seventh Ecumenical Council. The Second Council of Nice

  • The Divine Sacra Sent by the Emperors Constantine and Irene to the Most Holy and Most Blessed Hadrian, Pope of Old Rome
  • The Imperial Sacra. Read at the First Session
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session I
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session II
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session III
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session IV
  • Extracts from the Acts. Session VI
  • Epitome of the Definition of the Iconoclastic Conciliabulum
  • The Decree of the Holy, Great, Ecumenical Synod, the Second of Nice
  • The Canons of the Holy and Ecumenical Seventh Council
  • The Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress

Appendix

  • The Apostolical Canons
  • The Letter of the Blessed Dionysius, the Archbishop of Alexandria to Basilides the Bishop
  • The Canons of the Blessed Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria, and Martyr, Which are Found in His Sermon on Penitence
  • The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory
  • The Epistle of St. Athanasius to the Monk Ammus
  • The First Canonical Epistle of Our Holy Father Basil, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia to Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium
  • The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, to St. Letoius, Bishop of Melitene
  • From the Metre Poems of St. Gregory Theologus, Specifying Which Books of the Old and New Testament Should Be Read
  • From the Iambics of St. Amphilochius the Bishop to Seleucus, on the Same Subject
  • The Prosphonesus of Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria, When the Holy Epiphanies Happened to Fall on a Sunday
  • The Encyclical Letter of Gennadius

 

 

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