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Fathers of the Third Centur y: Ter tullian,


Par t Four th; Minucius Felix; Commodian; Orig en,
Par ts First and Second

Author(s): Schaff, Philip (1819-1893) (Editor)


Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Description: 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
volume continues with the works of Tertullian, compiling a
series of his shorter treatises. It also contains the work of
other Church Fathers from "Latin Christianity"--Minucius Felix
and Commododianus. Finally, it contains some of the works
of well-known and influential theologian Origen. These writ-
ings 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

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Title Pages.

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Introductory Notice.

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To His Wife.

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Design of the Treatise. Disavowal of Personal Motives in Writing It.

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Marriage Lawful, But Not Polygamy.

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Marriage Good: Celibacy Preferable.

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Marriage Good: Celibacy Preferable.

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Of the Infirmity of the Flesh, and Similar Pleas.

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Of the Infirmity of the Flesh, and Similar Pleas.

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Of the Love of Offspring as a Plea for Marriage.

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Of the Love of Offspring as a Plea for Marriage.

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Examples of Heathens Urged as Commendatory of Widowhood and Celibacy.

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The Death of a Husband is God's Call to the Widow to Continence. Further…

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The Death of a Husband is God's Call to the Widow to Continence. Further…

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Conclusion.

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Conclusion.

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Book II

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Reasons Which Led to the Writing of This Second Book.

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Of the Apostle's Meaning in 1 Cor. VII. 12-14.

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Of the Apostle's Meaning in 1 Cor. VII. 12-14.

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Of the Apostle's Meaning in 1 Cor. VII. 12-14.

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Remarks on Some of the “Dangers and Wounds” Referred to in the Preceding…

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Remarks on Some of the “Dangers and Wounds” Referred to in the Preceding…

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Of the Hindrances Which an Unbelieving Husband Puts in His Wife's Way.

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Of Sin and Danger Incurred Even with a “Tolerant” Husband.

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Danger of Having to Take Part in Heathenish Rites, and Revels.

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The Case of a Heathen Whose Wife is Converted After Marriage with Him Very…

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Arguments Drawn Even from Heathenish Laws to Discountenance Marriage with…

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Arguments Drawn Even from Heathenish Laws to Discountenance Marriage with…

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Arguments Drawn Even from Heathenish Laws to Discountenance Marriage with…

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Elucidation.

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