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By Henry Bettenson / Oxford University Press / 1969–1970
The writings of the Church Fathers provide rich insights into the history and development of Christian life, thought, and worship—an invaluable resource for all who wish to understand Christian doctrine and the history of the church.
This collection gathers essential writings of the Church Fathers, expertly selected and translated afresh by esteemed classicist Henry Bettenson, including brief annotation where necessary. The first volume, The Early Christian Fathers, offers selections from the time period up through the meeting of the Council of Nicaea in AD 325, including St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Justin, Tertullian, St. Irenaeus, St. Clement of Alexandra, Origen, St. Cyprian, and St. Athanasius. The companion volume, The Later Christian Fathers presents Bettenson’s selections from the century and a quarter following the Council of Nicaea, including Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Jerome, Augustine of Hippo, and Cyril of Alexandria
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Henry Scowcroft Bettenson (1908–1979) was a British classicist and translator. He was educated at Westminster School and Oriel College, Oxford. He also served as chaplain at Charterhouse and Westminster. His other works include Documents of the Christian Church.