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Christian Gonzalez | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 25 2020 6:21 PM

Friends, I am working my through Father John Hardon's "The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan." I am finding that in Verbum there are two major sources for writings by the Fathers of the Church. There's the "green books" Ante-Nicene Fathers (Catholic Edition) and another series with "blue covers" called "The Fathers of the Church." If I don't have time to read both sources, which source would be considered the best source/translation of these early writings?

Thanks!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 25 2020 6:26 PM

The Fathers of the Church, and it's not even remotely close.

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 25 2020 6:35 PM

There are several sets:

Early Church Fathers Protestant Edition (Green 1885-1900) and Early Church Fathers Catholic Edition (Green 1885-1900).  There are threads about the differences here and here.

The Fathers of the Church (142 vols. [Blue]) provides newer translations from 1947-2019.

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