Ante-Nicene Christian Library

Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers down to A.D. 325 (1885)
edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson

The series was originally created by the Presbyterian publishing house of T. & T. Clark in Edinburgh as the Ante-Nicene Christian Library and published serially from 1867 to 1885. The volumes were translated and edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson.

In 1885 a U.S. firm, the Christian Literature Company, began to issue the volumes in a reorganised form, edited by A. Cleveland Coxe. This was in fact piracy of the ANCL, and treated as such by T. &. T. Clark at the time. However there was little recognition of overseas copyright in the USA at this date, and Clark's were obliged to accept the situation. Coxe gave his series the title The Ante-Nicene Fathers.

153089Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers down to A.D. 3251885
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  • Volume I The Apostolic Fathers
  • Volume II Justin Martyr and Athenagoras
  • Volume III Tatian, Theophilus and the Clementine Recognitions
  • Volume IV Clement of Alexandria vol 1 (Exhortation to the Heathen, The Instructor, Miscellanies)
  • Volume V Irenæus vol 1 (Against Heresies)
  • Volume VI Hippolytus, Bishop of Rome, vol 1 (Refutations and Commentaries)
  • Volume VII Tertullianus
  • Volume VIII Cyprian vol 1 (Epistles and Treatises)
  • Volume IX Irenæus vol 2 (Against Heresies cont., Fragments), Hippolytus vol 2 (Treatises), and Fragments of the 3rd Century
  • Volume X Origen vol 1 (De Principiis and Epistles)
  • Volume XI Tertullian vol 1
  • Volume XII Clement of Alexandria vol 2 (Miscellanies)
  • Volume XIII Cyprian vol 2 (Treatises)
  • Volume XIV Methodius, Alexander of Lycopolis, and Alexandrian writings
  • Volume XV Tertullian vol 2
  • Volume XVI Apocryphal Gospels, Acts and Revelations
  • Volume XVII Epistle of Peter to James, Clement to James, Clementine Homilies, Apostolical Constitutions
  • Volume XVIII Tertullian vol 3
  • Volume XIX Arnobius
  • Volume XX Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius of Alexandria, Archelaus
  • Volume XXI Lactantius vol 1
  • Volume XXII Lactantius vol 2, the Testaments of the 12 Patriarchs and various fragments
  • Volume XXIII Origen vol 2 (contra Celsum)
  • Volume XXIV Early liturgies, Ambrose, and Clemens Alexandrinus

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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