Epistles of Ignatius

by Ignatius of Antioch


Originally printed in 1885, the ten-volume set, Ante-Nicene Fathers, brings together the work of early Christian thinkers. In particular, it brings together the writings of the early Church fathers prior to the fourth century Nicene Creed. These volumes are noteworthy for their inclusion of entire texts, and not simply fragments or excerpts from these great writings. The translations are fairly literal, providing both readers and scholars with a good approximation of the originals. This particular volume contains works by St. Clement, Mathetes, St. Polycarp, St. Ignatius, Barnabas, St. Papias, St. Justin Martyr, and St. Irenaeus. These writings were heavily influential on the early Church, and for good reason, as they are inspirational and encouraging. These volumes also come with many useful notes, providing the reader with new levels of understanding. Overall, Ante-Nicene Fathers, or any part of it, is a welcome addition to one's reading list.

Tim Perrine

CCEL Staff Writer

About Ignatius of Antioch

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Picture of Ignatius of Antioch
Source: Wikipedia
Born: AD 35
Died: December 20, AD 110
Related topics: Church orders, Christian literature, Early, Church history--Primitive and early church, Fathers of the church, Deism, …
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