Ante-Nicene Fathers
The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers.
From the beginning of Christianity to the time of the creation of the Nicene Creed.

 
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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. II

translations of The Writings of the Fathers down to a.d. 325
The Rev. Alexander Roberts, D.D., and James Donaldson, LL.D.,
EDITORS AMERICAN REPRINT OF THE EDINBURGH EDITION revised and chronologically arranged, with brief prefaces and occasional notes.
by A. Cleveland Coxe, D.D.T&T CLARKE dinburgh Wm. B. Eerdmans publishing company Grand Rapids, Michigan

FATHERS OF THE SECOND CENTURY:
HERMAS, TATIAN, ATHENAGORAS, THEOPHILUS, AND CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA (ENTIRE)
AMERICAN EDITION

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The Shepherd of Hermas
(ca. 120–200 A.D.)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO THE PASTOR OF HERMAS
Book First-Visions

Vision First
Against Filthy and Proud Thoughts, and the Carelessness of Hermas in Chastising His Sons.
Vision Second
Again, of His Neglect in Chastising His Talkative Wife and His Lustful Sons, and of His Character.
Vision Third
Concerning the Building of the Triumphant Church, and the Various Classes of Reprobate Men.
Vision Fourth
Concerning the Trial and Tribulation that are to Come Upon Men.
Vision Fifth
Concerning the Commandments.
Book Second-Commandments

Commandment First
On Faith in God.
Commandment Second
On Avoiding Evil-Speaking, and on Giving Alms in Simplicity.
Commandment Third
On Avoiding Falsehood, and on the Repentance of Hermas for His Dissimulation.
Commandment Fourth
On Putting One's Wife Away for Adultery
Commandment Fifth
Of Sadness of Heart, and of Patience.
Commandment Sixth
How to Recognize the Two Spirits Attendant on Each Man, and How to Distinguish the Suggestions of the One from Those of the Other.
Commandment Seventh
On Fearing God, and Not Fearing the Devil.
Commandment Eighth
We Ought to Shun that Which is Evil, and Do that Which is Good.
Commandment Ninth
Prayer Must Be Made to God Without Ceasing and with Unwavering Confidence.
Commandment Tenth
Grief, and Not Grieving the Spirit of God Which is in Us
Commandment Eleventh
The Spirit and Prophets to Be Tried by Their Works; Also of the Two Kinds of Spirit.
Commandment Twelfth
On the Two Fold Desire. The Commandments of God Can Be Kept, and Believers Ought Not to Fear the Devil.
Book Third-Similitudes.

Similitude First1
As in This World We Have No Abiding City, We Ought to Seek One to Come.
Similitude Second
As the Vine is Supported by the Elm, So is the Rich Man Helped by the Prayer of the Poor.
Similitude Third
As in Winter Green Trees Cannot Be Distinguished from Withered, So in This World Neither Can the Just from the Unjust.
Similitude Fourth
As in Summer Living Trees are Distinguished from Withered by Fruit and Living Leaves, So in the World to Come the Just Differ from the Unjust in Happiness.
Similitude Fifth
Of True Fasting and Its Reward: Also of Purity of Body.
Similitude Sixth
Of the Two Classes of Voluptuous Men, and of Their Death, Falling Away, and the Duration of Their Punishment.
Similitude Seventh
They Who Repent Must Bring Forth Fruits Worthy of Repentance.
Similitude Eighth
The Sins of the Elect and of the Penitent are of Many Kinds, But All Will Be Rewarded According to the Measure of Their Repentance and Good Works.
Similitude Ninth
The Great Mysteries in the Building of the Militant and Triumphant Church.
Similitude Tenth
Concerning Repentance and Alms-Giving.
Elucidations.

Tatian the Assyrian
(ca. 120–180 A.D.)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO TATIAN THE ASSYRIAN.
Address of Tatian to the Greeks.

Theophilus of Antioch
(ca. 183-185 A.D.)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO THEOPHILUS OF ANTIOCH.
Theophilus to Autolycus
Book I.
Book II
Book III.

Writings of Athenagoras
(ca. 133-190 A.D.)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO THE WRITINGS OF ATHENAGORAS
A Plea For the Christians
Athenagoras the Athenian: Philosopher and Christian

On the Resurrection of the Dead
The Treatise of Athenagoras the Athenian, Philosopher and Christian

Clement of Alexandria
(ca.150 - 215 A.D.)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA
Exhortation to the Heathen
The Instructor.

Book I
Book II.
Book III.
Elucidations.
The Stromata, or Miscellanies

Book I
Elucidations.
Book II.
Elucidations.
Book III.1
Elucidations.
Book IV.
Elucidations.
Book V.
Elucidations.
Book VI.
Elucidations.
Book VII.
Elucida tions
Book VIII.
Elucidations.

Fragments of Clemens Alexandrinus.
I.-From the Latin Translation of Cassiodorus.1
II.-Nicetas1 Bishop of Heraclea.
III.-From the Catena on Luke, Edited by Corderius.
IV.-From the Books of the Hypotyposes.
V.-From the Book on Providence.
VI.-From the Book on the Soul.
VII.-Fragment from the Book on Slander.
VIII.-Other Fragments from Antonius Melissa.
IX.-Fragment of the Treatise on Marriage.
X.-Fragments of Other Lost Books.
XI.-Fragments Found in Greek Only in the Oxford Edition.
XII.-Fragments Not Given in the Oxford Edition.
Who is the Rich Man that Shall Be Saved?
Elucidations

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