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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol 3

(Ante-Nicene Fathers #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  10 reviews
This edition of the Early Church Fathers series has been optimized for use on the Kindle with a hierarchical Table of Contents that minimizes the number of page turns required to locate a section of the volume. This edition is among the most accurate electronic editions available, but Hebrew characters do not display on the Kindle.

This volume includes the writings of Tertu
Kindle Edition, enhanced, 1998 pages
Published (first published 1867)
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Mar 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: church-history
Tertullian, the North African church father who wrote from the 190s to the 210s dominates this volume. He was the first church father to write in Latin, and his writings cover many topics. His Apology is the best place to start and from there move on to warnings against idolatry (The Shows, On Idolatry), practical topics (On Baptism, On Prayer) and heavier theology (Against Marcion, Against Praxeas).
Nelson Banuchi
Thus far, the more interesting and insightful of the previous two volumes. In this third volume of the ante-nicene fathers of the early Christian Latin community, Tertullian handles the doctrines thoroughly and in minute details; there is much meat in Tertullian to chew on and digest and there seems to be nothing left unsaid in his teachings here recorded, and also in his many refutations of the various heresies that were disseminated in his day.

This is not at all a quick read (718 pages not inc
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good LORD these volumes take forever to finish. I mean, theoretically I read 10 pages/day, and the whole thing should take me no more than 70-some odd days. But in the real world, 1) I get busy and don't always have time to knock out 10 pages/day; 2) each page is double-columned, so 10 pages is really 20 pages; 3) this isn't always the most thrilling writing; 4) this isn't always the most useful writing-- though 3) and 4) should probably be following by a ton of caveats (which I won't).

With all
Erik Graff
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tertullian fans
Recommended to Erik by: Elaine Pagels
Shelves: religion
My undergraduate thesis having been about the scholarly debates concerning the origins of gnosticism, I jumped at opportunities to pursue the study later on while at seminary in New York City. There, at UTS, I had two professors who were expert in the field: Cyril Richardson and Elaine Pagels.

Dr. Richardson was elderly and my conversations with him were confined to in- and after-class hours. Pagels, however, was one of my girlfriend's favorite professors at Barnard College down the street and, t
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tertullian is a must read among the ante-Nicene Fathers. He's easy to understand, but a little too verbose, and perhaps even redundant in his apologetics. Recommended! ...more
Tertullian...the best of authors, the worst of authors. Terribly thorough in walking through every possible iteration of his argument, which makes for full defenses, but painstakingly LONG defenses. You never know where one of those Montanist dragons is going to pop up and wheeze its smokey sludge all over the place. And despite frequent acknowledgements of "don't add or remove" from Scripture, he still manages to promote several extra-Biblical practices as "necessary" disciplines and give the e ...more
Jeni Enjaian
Yet again I find it nearly impossible to review this book. The writing is awkward in English translation, as is unavoidable for works such as this. The theology is a little less convoluted and bogged down by gnostic gospel stuff. I have to admit that I skimmed the pages a lot more in this one than when I first started this challenge so I don't remember a lot about it. The way access to the PDF version is still a strong selling point for anyone interested in the text. ...more
David Withun
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
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CJ Bowen
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some great stuff in here on heresy, holiness, rhetoric, patience, and the person and work of Jesus.
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Other books in the series

Ante-Nicene Fathers (10 books)
  • Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol 1
  • Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian, Theophilus, Athenagoras, Clement of Alexandria (Ante-Nicene Fathers, #2)
  • Ante-Nicene Fathers 4: Fathers of the Third Century: Tertullian, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen
  • Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus; Cyprian; Caius; Novatian; Appendix (Ante-Nicene Fathers, #5)
  • Ante-Nicene Fathers. Vol 6
  • The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol 7
  • Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol 8
  • Ante-Nicene Fathers 9: Recently Discovered Additions to Early Christian Literature: Commentaries, The Narrative of Zosimus, The Apology
  • Bibliographic Synopsis, General Index (Ante-Nicene Fathers, #10)

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