The Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Writings of the Fathers Down to A. D. 325, Volume VI Fathers of the Third Century - Gregory Thaumaturgus; Dinysius the Gre

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Alexander Roberts
Cosimo, Inc., May 1, 2007 - Religion - 584 pages
"One of the first great events in Christian history was the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, convened to organize Christian sects and beliefs into a unified doctrine. The great Christian clergymen who wrote before this famous event are referred to as the Ante-Nicenes and the Apostolic Fathers, and their writings are collected here in a ten-volume set. The Ante-Nicenes lived so close to the time of Christ that their interpretations of the New Testament are considered more authentic than modern voices. But they are also real and flawed men, who are more like their fellow Christians than they are like the Apostles, making their words echo in the ears of spiritual seekers. In Volume VI of the 10-volume collected works of the Ante-Nicenes first published between 1885 and 1896, readers will find the writings of: Gregory Thaumaturgus Dionysius, pope of Alexandria Julius Africanus, a Christian historian who wrote a history of the world from Creation to 221 bishops Antolius of Constantinople, Archelaus of Carchar, and Peter of Alexandria Alexander of Cappadocia, bishop of Jerusalem until he was taken prisoner by the Romans Theognostus, Pierius, and Thenas of Alexandria Phileas, a philosopher from Thmuis Pamphilus, patron of the library at Caesarea Malchion, a rhetorician from Antioch Alexander, bishop of Alexandria, who drew up the Acts during the Council of Nicaea the martyr Methodius Arnobius, an early Christian apologist"

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I GREGORY THAUMATURGUS A Declaration of Faith
7
DIONYSIUS THE GREAT Extant Fragments
81
Exegetical Fragments
111
JULIUS AFRICANUS Extant Writings
125
ARCHELAUS The Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes
179
ALEXANDER OF LYCOPOLIS Of the Manichjsans
241
PETER OF ALEXANDRIA The Genuine Acts of Peter
261
ALEXANDER OF ALEXANDRIA Epistles on the Arian Heresy and
291
METHODIUS The Banquet of the Ten Virgins
309
ARNOBIUS The Seven Books of Arnobius against the Heathen
413
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Page 372 - For that which I do I allow not : for what I would, that do I not ; but what I hate, that do I.
Page 398 - Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Page 64 - He hath filled the hungry with good things ; and the rich He hath sent empty away.
Page 322 - But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Page 83 - JOHN to the seven churches which are in Asia : Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come : and from the seven spirits which are before his throne...
Page 46 - To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness ; When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.
Page 214 - For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
Page 330 - I am come to send fire on the earth ; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
Page 188 - But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. 18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
Page 214 - Godward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves ; but our sufficiency is of God ; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

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