Faith of the Early Fathers
is an economical yet valuable digest of the writings of the Church Fathers from the Didache
to St. John of Damascus. Each writer is given a chapter made up of short passages from his works, illustrating the substance of his thought and his distinctive contributions to the development of Christian doctrine. Each selection is preceded by Jurgens' own contributions concerning questions of authorship and date and place of composition, and the translations are Jurgens' own, fresh and highly readable. An ideal set for those who are drawn to the Fathers, yet find the massive extent of their writings rather forbidding. Volume 3 of 3.
An Eighth Day View:
Taken together, these three volumes represent a basic English-language reference book of patristic works. Volume 1 ends circa 382; Volume 2 concludes with Julian of Eclanum (d. 454); Volume 3 ends with St. John of Damascene (d. 749).