This is one of the best sets of Early Texts of the Christian Faith. The Very best being that Migne; however, due to the fact Migne's Set is much older Textually (Eusebius of LCL being better) as well as the fact the Price is too expensive--this set far excels that of Migne. The greatest asset this set offers is the Text of the Seven accepted Councils with their Cannons. If you are interested in what the Early Fathers actually wrote or you are a Scholar who doesn't want to waste his life learning Greek and Latin this is the Set for you!!!
This is an invaluable collection of the writings of the Early Fathers.As a student of historical theology of the Early Church, I am using these books again and again.It is one thing to use internet version, but there is nothing like reading and getting soaked into the hard copy.And it is very cheap!
This is an invaluable part of my library and it was a great blessing to find it at CBD's exceptionally low price. (I don't know how they can do it.) I used an electronic version of much of this material for many years, but bought Hendrickson's print version here two years ago and have not regretted the purchase. You can find better translations of individual works, but nowhere will you find a collection as comprehensive as this. The Fathers can be quirky at times and are often in disagreement, but they are critical in gaining an understanding of the regula fidei of the ancient and undivided Church. Much of the content is very helpful on the theological, apologetic, historical, and homiletic fronts. The index is very helpful in finding things by topic. I also find this series very helpful as I use it heavily in conjunction with IVP's Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, another excellent research, especially for preachers.
I have these on CD for computer, and you can look at them online; however there is nothing like this hard copy set. With all the claims flying about what the early Church believed, this is a must have set to know the truth. It is invaluable!