New prepub - Faith of the Early Fathers by Jurgens!

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Mar 28 2013 1:48 PM

This is a must buy!

Providing a wide array of early church writings translated into English, Faith of the Early Fathers offers excerpts of critical theological developments in the first seven centuries of Christian history. From Clement of Rome and Polycarp to Augustine and Basil, and from Chrysostom to Ambrose and Jerome, these volumes track the formation of Christian doctrine—both the orthodox and the heretical.

http://www.logos.com/product/31138/faith-of-the-early-fathers

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 28 2013 1:55 PM

I'm in.  YesYes

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Michael March | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 28 2013 2:12 PM

me too!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 28 2013 2:26 PM

Me three!

P.S. I haven't taken the time to figure out how much material in this set is not already included in ECF (which I have). Does anyone know?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 28 2013 2:31 PM

Rosie Perera:

Me three!

P.S. I haven't taken the time to figure out how much material in this set is not already included in ECF (which I have). Does anyone know?

That is a great question Rosie. I started to look at this and realized that it is a huge task but I'm not sure I want to pre-order these without first knowing the answer to this question. What does this series offer that is different?

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 28 2013 2:57 PM

This resource would not replace ECF but does have some helpful features.  (I have a hardcopy within reach and use it frequently.)  The doctrinal index is one of those features...also "new" translation, chronological order, and others.

I would suggest reading the Introduction.  Provides background on the project and perspectives from the author.  You can find that here(Scroll down to see the sample pages.  The introduction is there.)

Blessings,

Steve

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Louis St. Hilaire | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 28 2013 3:12 PM

Rosie Perera:

Me three!

P.S. I haven't taken the time to figure out how much material in this set is not already included in ECF (which I have). Does anyone know?

Note that Faith of the Early Fathers consists of selections rather than complete works, so there should be quite a lot that is not in ECF, but you won't generally find complete works as you do in ECF. A closer analogue would be The Teachings of the Church Fathers.

As Steve said, it's not really a replacement for ECF, but it is certainly valuable for the features he mentions.
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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 28 2013 3:14 PM

Rosie Perera:

Me three!

P.S. I haven't taken the time to figure out how much material in this set is not already included in ECF (which I have). Does anyone know?

It has a TON of stuff! I include the first of ELEVEN pages of the table of contents here, you can view/download all ELEVEN pages of the table of contents by going to my public dropbox here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/88vfj3o0anzw5mj/cpbxP-wFiL/Jurgens

This is just volume 1. I love this resource, there is so much there. Well worth the money!

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