Difference and/or Value in Church Father Sets

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 6 2015 6:26 AM

Can anyone shed some light on the specific difference and/or value of the two Church Father sets below.  I already have the 37 volume Christian Literature Company edition in my library from the late 19th century ... part of the base package I bought.  I'm looking more in terms of difference in content but am interesting in any/all observations.

https://www.logos.com/product/40940/ancient-christian-writers-bundle

https://www.logos.com/product/33665/fathers-of-the-church-series

I realize the second set has almost twice as many volumes.  I have to say that I get a little lost on the various Church Father offerings and I'm trying to maximize where I may have gaps without duplicating too much.

Thanks.

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Ted Weis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 1:46 PM

BUMP. I'm curious too.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 2:43 PM

6. FATHERS OF THE CHURCH: TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS

 

The monumental collection of the Greek and Latin texts of the Church Fathers was done by J.P. Migne in the mid-19th century: the Patrologia Graeca (PG) and the Patrologia Latina (PL).  Migne's editions are slowly being replaced by modern critical editions.  Two important series offering critical editions are the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL) and the Corpus Christianorum Series Latina (CCL).  The most important contemporary series is the Sources chrétiennes (SC) (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1950s-     ), which has published 500+ volumes to date; it has the original text (either Greek or Latin) with a French translation on the facing page; volumes also include extensive introductions and notes.  Also important is the 500+ volume series, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium (CSCO), which publishes texts preserved in the languages of the Christian East (Coptic, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian, Arabic, and Ethiopic), with a translation into a modern European language (usually English, French, or German).  There are also series that offer English translations.  The major series with complete works are the following:

 

Fathers of the Church, 126 volumes to date (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1948-    ).  The early volumes from the 1940s and 1950s are uneven, but recent volumes are dependable and often excellent both in the quality of the translations and in the accompanying introductions and notes.

 

Ancient Christian Writers, 66 volumes to date (Westminster, MD: Newman Press / New York: Paulist Press, 1946- ).  Overall, solid translations.  This was once a top series, but not many volumes have come out in recent years.

 

Ante-Nicene Fathers, 10 volumes (reprint: Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995).  These translations were done in the mid 19th century, but remain often the only English translation of certain works.

 

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, 28 volumes (reprint: Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995).  The first series contains the works of Augustine and John Chrysostom; the second, translations of other major figures and documents.  These translations were done in the mid 19th-century, and many remain the only ones available in English.

 

The Works of St. Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, ed. John E. Rotelle and Boniface Ramsey (Brooklyn, NY: New City Press, 1990-    ).  This series, which began in 1990, will take at least another decade to complete.  It is sponsored by the Augustinian Heritage Institute.  Already published are the complete Sermones ad Populum (11 volumes, including the newly discovered Dolbeau sermons), the complete Expositions of the Psalms (6 volumes), the complete Letters (4 volumes, including the recently discovered Divjak letters), the complete anti-Pelagian treatises (4 volumes), and the complete anti-Manichean writings (2 volumes). The latest publications include a two-volume translation of Augustine's classic City of God

 

Oxford Early Christian Texts (Oxford / New York: Oxford University Press).  A superb series with critical editions of Greek and Latin texts, with a facing English translation. Volumes include Athanasius' De incarnatione (1971), Acts of the Christian Martyrs (1975), Augustine's De doctrina christiana (1995), Ambrose's De officiis, Justin Martyr's Apologies (2009), and Simeon the New Theologian's Epistles (2010), An important new offshoot of this is Oxford Apostolic Fathers, 3 volumes to date (Epistle of Polycarp, 2 Clement, and the Epistle to Diognetus).  This includes a critical edition of the Greek text with a facing English translation and rich commentary.

 

Popular Patristics Series, ed. John Behr (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1979-      ).  47 volumes to date, and rapidly expanding.  Very reasonably priced ($12-$18), with good, up-to-date translations.  Volumes generally focus on a single work, e.g. Irenaeus' On the Apostolic Preaching; Ephrem the Syrian's Hymns on Paradise, Cyril of Alexandria's On the Unity of Christ, Athanasius' On the Incarnation and Athanasius' Letter to Serapion.

 

Translated Texts for Historians (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1985-     ).  This series concentrates on individual classic works both from late antiquity (such as Optatus of Milevis, Ambrose, Gregory of Tours) and from the early Middle Ages (notably from Cassiodorus, Gregory of Tours, and Bede).  Generally excellent translations, introductions, and notes.

 

Cistercian Studies Series (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications / Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1975-    ).  This series mainly includes translations and studies of medieval monastic figures, but it does have a number of valuable translations of early monastic texts, such as the works by Pachomius, Evagrius Ponticus, Theodoret of Cyrus, Diadochus of Photike, the Syriac Liber Graduum (Book of Steps) and The Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Systematic Collection (2012)  It also has valuable translations of works by Gregory the Great.

 

Ancient Christian Texts (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2009-    ).  A new series with 6 volumes to date, including the first English translation of Ambrosiaster and biblical commentaries by Origen and Theodore of Mopsuestia.

 

Classics of Western Spirituality, ed. Bernard McGinn (New York: Paulist Press, 1978-      ).  While this 100+ volume series is not limited to patristic authors, it does contain the works of a number of the leading Church Fathers, including Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine, John Cassian, Pseudo-Macarius, Maximus the Confessor, and Pseudo-Dionysius.

 

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 2:46 PM

See this for some help.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 2:48 PM

On Popular Patristics which you did not ask about:

I’ve briefly mentioned the Popular Patristics Series published by Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press before.  My appreciation of the volumes has only grown since then, as I’ve managed to pick up the entire series. In this post, I provide a list of the works included in each volume, and the texts utilized in their translations, and other stuff that I think useful to know.  The list follows the publication order, with each volume given its number in the series. It is not hard to miss some big names among those contributing to this series, though it is somewhat surprising in a series of translations designed for the general reading public. Among the contributors is a shared love for the Church Fathers and a noble desire to spread knowledge of these treasures of Christianity which we find in their writings. I hope others will find this list as useful as I do.

1. Saint John Chrysostom — Six Books on the Priesthood Translation and Introduction: Graham Neville Work:  On the Priesthood (complete). Text:  J. A. Nairn. De Sacerdotio of Saint John Chrysostom. Cambridge Patristic Texts. 1906.

2.  Saint Cyril of Jerusalem — Lectures on the Christian Sacraments Introduction and Greek Text: F. L. Cross English Translation: R. W. Church Works: Procatechesis; Mystagogical Catecheses I-V Text: F. L. Cross, in this volume. Note: This volume is unusual in the series in that it includes both a Greek text and an English translation.  Most of the other volumes lack presentations in the original language.

3. Saint John of Damascus — On the Divine Images Introduction and Translation: David Anderson Work: Three Treatises on the Holy Images Text: Migne PG 94.1231-1420 Note: This volume is unusual in that a later number in the series is a new edition of the same work, by a different translator. See number 24.

4. Saint Athanasius — On the Incarnation Introduction: C. S. Lewis Translation: A Religious of C.S.M.V. Works: 1.) On the Incarnation; 2.) Letter to Marcellinus Texts: 1.) F. L. Cross, Athanasius De Incarnatione: An Edition of the Greek Text, SPCK, 1939; 2.) Benedictine edition of 1698; Migne PG 27

5. Saint Basil the Great — On the Holy Spirit Introduction and Translation: David Anderson Work: On the Holy Spirit Text: Migne PG 32

6. Saint Theodore the Studite — On the Holy Icons Introduction and Translation: Catharine P. Roth Work: Three Refutations Against the Iconoclasts Text: Migne 99.328-436

7. Saint John Chrysostom — On Marriage and Family Life Introduction: Catharine P. Roth Translation: Catharine P. Roth [the two sermons] and David Anderson [the four homilies, slightly abridged] Works: Homily 19 on 1 Corinthians 7; Homily 20 on Ephesians 5.22-33; Homily 21 on Ephesians 6.1-4; Homily 12 on Colossians 4.18; First Sermon on Marriage; Third Sermon on Marriage Texts: unnoted, but likely Migne PG

8. Saint Germanus of Constantinople — On the Divine Liturgy Translation, Introduction, and Commentary: Paul Meyendorff Work: “Ecclesiastical History and Mystical Contemplation” (a.k.a. Commentary on the Divine Liturgy) Text: N. Borgia, Il commentario litugico di S. Germano patriarca Constantinopolitano e versiona latina di Anastasio Bibliotecario (Grottaferrata, 1912). Note: This volume is unusual in the series in that it includes both a Greek text and an English translation on facing pages.  Most of the other volumes lack presentations in the original language.

9. Saint John Chrysostom — On Wealth and Poverty Introduction and Translation: Catharine P. Roth Work: Sermons 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 on Lazarus and the Rich Man. (Sermon 5 is omitted because it was begun, but changed to a different subject by St John himself, so as not to overwhelm his listeners with one subject. The translation is slightly abridged.) Text: Migne PG 48.963-1054

10. Saint Ephrem the Syrian — Hymns on Paradise  Introduction and Translation: Sebastian Brock Works: 1.) Hymns on Paradise 1-15; 2.) Commentary on Genesis, section 2 Texts: 1.) Dom Edmund Beck, CSCO 174; 2.) CSCO 152

11. St Isaac of Nineveh — On Ascetical Life  Introduction and Translation: Mary Hansbury Works: Ascetic Discourses 1-6 Text: Paul Bedjan, Mar Isaacus Ninivita: De Perfectione Religiosa. Paris/Leipzig, 1909.

12. St Gregory of Nyssa — On the Soul and Resurrection  Introduction and Translation: Catharine P. Roth Work: Dialogue on the Soul and the Resurrection Text: J. G. Krabinger, S. Gregorii episcopi Nysseni De anima et resurrectione cum sorore sua Macrina dialogus. Leipzig, 1837.

13. St Cyril of Alexandria — On the Unity of Christ  Introduction and Translation: John Anthony McGuckin Work: On the Unity of Christ Texts: Migne PG 75.1253-1361; P. E Pusey, Works of S. Cyril (Oxford, 1868) 7.334-424; G. M. de Durand, Deux Dialogues Christologiques, Sources Chrétiennes 97, pp 302-514.

14. St Symeon the New Theologian — On the Mystical Life. The Ethical Discourses, Volume I: The Church and the Last Things Introduction and Translation: Alexander Golitzin Works: Ethical Discourses 1, 2, 3, 10, 14 Text: Jean Darrouzès, Traités théologiques et éthiques, Sources Chrétiennes 122 and 129.

15. St Symeon the New Theologian — On the Mystical Life. The Ethical Discourses, Volume II: On Virtue and Christian Life Introduction and Translation: Alexander Golitzin Works: Ethical Discourses 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15 Text: Jean Darrouzès, Traités théologiques et éthiques, Sources Chrétiennes 122 and 129.

16. St Symeon the New Theologian — On the Mystical Life. The Ethical Discourses, Volume III: Life, Times, and Theology Author: Alexander Golitzin Note: This volume is an introduction to St Symeon’s thought and works, not a translation.

17. St Irenaeus of Lyons — On the Apostolic Preaching Introduction and Translation: John Behr Work: The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching Text: MS Erevan 3710; MS Galata 54; K. Ter-Mekerttschian and S. G. Wilson, with Prince Maxe of Saxony, editors and English translation; French translation by J. Bartholout: Εις επιδειξιν του αποστολικου κηρυγματος; The Proof of the Apostolic Preaching, with Seven Fragments. Patrologia Orientalis 12.5 (Paris, 1917; reprinted Brepols, 1989); A. Rousseau, Irénée de Lyon: Démonstration de la Prédication Apostolique, Sources Chrétiennes 406; also consulted was the collation between the PO text above and MS Erevan 3710 by Charles Mercier, included in L. M. Froidevaux, Irénée de Lyon: Démonstration de la Prédication Apostolique, Sources Chrétiennes 62.

18. On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies Introduction and Translation: Brian E. Daley SJ Works: 1.) “The Dormition of Our Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary” by John, Archbishop of Thessalonica; 2.) “An Encomium on the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God” by Theoteknos, Bishop of Livias; 3.) “An Encomium on the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, Mary, Mother of God and Ever-Virgin” by St Modestus, Archbishop of Jerusalem; 4.) “On the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God, Homilies 1-3″ by St Andrew of Crete; 5.) “On the Most Venerable Dormition of the Holy Mother of God” by St Germanus, Archbishop of Constantinople; 6.) “An Encomium on the Holy and Venerable Dormition of Our Most Glorious Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary” by St Germanus, Archbishop of Constantinople; 7.) “On the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God” [Homily 1 on the subject] by St John of Damascus; 8.) “On the Holy and Glorious Dormition and Transformation of Our Lady Mary, Mother of God and Ever-Virgin” [Homily 2 on the subject] by St John of Damascus; Appendix I [to Homily 2]: Euthymiac History [an extract from this otherwise unknown history]; 9.) “A Discourse on the Dormition of Our Lady, the Mother of God” [Homily 3 on the subject] by St John of Damascus; 10.) “Canon for the Dormition of the Mother of God (Tone IV)” by St John of Damascus; Appendix II [to the canon]: “Metrical Pattern of John of Damascus, Canon for the Dormition of the Mother of God”; 11.) “Encomium on the Dormition of Our Holy Lady, the Mother of God” by St Theodore the Studite. Texts: 1.) M. Jugie, Patrologia Orientalis 19: 375-436; 2.) A. Wegner, L’assomption de la T. S. Vierge; 3.) Migne PG 86.3277-3312; 4.) Migne PG 97.1045-1109; 5. and 6.) Migne PG 98.340-372; 7. through 9.) B. Kotter, Die Schriften des Johannes von Damaskus 5, pp 461-555; 10.) W. Christ and M. Paranikas, Anthologia Graeca Carminum Christianorum, 229-232; 11.) Migne PG 99.720-730.

19. Jacob of Serug — On the Mother of God  Introduction: Sebastian Brock Translation: Mary Hansbury Works: Homilies 1, 2, 3, and 5 Texts: Paul Bedjan, S. Martyrii, qui et Sahdona quae supersunt omnia (Paris/Leipzig, 1902): Homily 1: pp 614-639; Homily 2: pp 639-661; Homily 3: pp 661-685; Homily 5: pp 709-719.

20. Melito of Sardis — On Pascha Introduction and Translation: Alistair Stewart-Sykes Work: On Pascha Text: S. G. Hall, Melito of Sardis: On Pascha and Fragments (Oxford: Clarendon, 1979).

21. St Gregory of Nazianzus — On God and Man: The Theological Poetry of St Gregory of Nazianzus Introduction and Translation: Peter Gilbert Works (and Texts): On the Father (PG 37.397-401); On the Son (PG 37.401-408); On the Holy Spirit (PG 37.408-415); Concerning the World (PG 37.415-423); On Providence (PG 37.424-429); Concerning Spiritual Beings (PG 37.438-446); On the Soul (PG 37.446-456); On the Two Covenants, and the Appearing of Christ (PG 37.456-464); On Providence (PG 37.430-438); Against Apollinarius (PG 37.464-470); On the Incarnation of Christ (PG 37.470-471); Concerning the Genuine Books of Scripture (PG 37.471-474); Another Prayer for a Safe Journey (PG 37.520-521); In Praise of Virginity (PG 37.521-578); A Comparison of Lives (PG 37.649-667); Conversation with the World (PG 37.752-753); On the Precariousness of Human Nature (PG 37.754); On the Precariousness of Human Nature (PG 37.754-755); On Human Nature (PG 37.755-765); On the Cheapness of the Outward Man (PG 37.766-778); On the Different Walks of Life (PG 37.778-781); Blessings of Various Lives (PG 37.781-786); Concerning Human Life (PG 37.786-787); To His Former Congregation, Anastasia (PG 37.1023-1024); Against a Demon (PG 37.1280); On his own Verses (PG 37.1329-1336); Lamentation concerning the Sorrows of his own Soul (PG 37.1353-1378); To his own Soul (PG 37.1425-1426); Epitaph on St Basil (PG 38.72).

22. Hippolytus — On the Apostolic Tradition  Introduction and Translation: Alistair Stewart-Sykes Works: 1.) The Apostolic Tradition; 2.) Homily on the Psalms Texts: 1.) [apparently] B. Botte, La Tradition Apostolique de Saint Hippolyte: Essai de reconstitution (Liturgiewissenschaftlichee Quellen und Forschungen 39 (Münster: Aschendorff, 1963); 2.) Pierre Nautin, Le dossier d’Hippolyte et de Méliton (Paris: Cerf, 1953)

23. St Gregory of Nazianzus — On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius Introduction and Notes: Lionel Wickham Translation of Oration 27: Frederick Williams Translation of Orations 28-31; Letters 101 and 102: Lionel Wickham Works: Orations 27-31; Letters 101-102 Texts, Orations: Migne PG 36, etc. Texts, Letters: MIgne PG 37, etc.

24. St John of Damascus — Three Treatises on the Divine Images  Introduction and Translation: Andrew Louth Works: Three Treatises on the Divine Images Text: Bonifatius Kotter, Die Schriften des Johannes von Damaskos, PTS 17 (de Gruyter, 1969-88).

25. St Maximus the Confessor — On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ Introduction: Paul Blowers Translation and notes, Ambiguum 7: Robert Wilken Translation and notes for all other texts: Paul Blowers Works (and Texts) [several abridged]: Ambiguum 7: On the Beginning and End of Rational Creatures (mIGNE PG 91.1068-1101); Ambiguum 8: On How the Creator Brings Order out of the Chaos of Bodily Existence (PG 91.1101-1105); Ambiguum 42: On Jesus Christ and the “Three Births” (PG 91.1316-1349); Ad Thalassium 1: On the Utility of the Passions (CCSG [=Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca] 7.47-49); Ad Thalassium 2: On God’s Preservation and Integration of the Universe (CCSG 7.51); Ad Thalassium 6: On the Grace of Holy Baptism (CCSG 7.69-71); Ad Thalassium 17: On Spiritual Progress in Virtue (CCSG 7.111-115); Ad Thalassium 21: On Christ’s Conquest of the Human Passions (CCSG 7.127-133); Ad Thalassium 22: On Jesus Christ and the End of the Ages (CCSG 7.137-143); Ad Thalassium 42: On Jesus Christ, the New Adam Who “Became Sin” (CCSG 7.285-289); Ad Thalassium 60: On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ (CCSG 22.73-81); Ad Thalassium 61: On the Legacy of Adam’s Transgression (CCSG 22.85-105); Ad Thalassium 64: On the Prophet Jonah and the Economy of Salvation (CCSG 22.187-241); Opusculum 6: On the Two Wills of Christ in the Agony of Gethsemane (PG 91.65-68)

26. Barsanuphius and John — Letters from the Desert  Introduction and Translation: John Chryssavgis Works: Title, Subtitle, Prologue, Letters 1, 6, 10, 17, 18, 23, 31, 35, 37, 39, 45, 48, 49, 72, 73, 74, 78, 79, 86, 87, 105, 109, 113, 119, 125, 129, 154, 160, 170, 187, 196, 199, 203, 205, 208, 212, 240, 241, 242, 244, 268, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 287, 290, 302, 304, 314, 315, 327, 330, 339, 369, 373, 404, 405, 406, 418, 425, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 437, 442, 443, 444, 450, 451, 453, 463, 470, 471, 472, 475, 476, 483, 496, 504, 508, 519, 520, 529, 530, 532, 554, 561, 569, 611, 613, 614, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623, 625, 626, 627, 628, 648, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 664, 665, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 679, 680, 686, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 715, 717, 718, 725, 726, 736, 737, 738, 744, 750, 751, 756, 758, 759, 760, 763, 765, 773, 789, 805, 806, 807, 828, 838, 844, 845, 848. Text: MS Bodleian Cromwell 18; MS Vatopedi 2; F. Neyt and P. de Angelis-Noah, Barsanuphe et Jean de Gaza: Correspondence I-III Sources Chrétiennes 426-427, 450-451, 468.

27. Four Desert Fathers — Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt, and Macarius of Alexandria: Coptic Texts Relating to the Lausiac History of Palladius Preface: Adalbert de Vogüé OSB Introduction and Translation (works 1-5, 7-8): Tim Vivian Translation (work 6): Rowan A. Greer Works: 1.) The Life of Pambo; 2.) The Life of Evagrius; 3.) The Life of Macarius the Great; 4.) The Life of Macarius of Alexandria; 5.) Seven Goals of Anti-Origenism; 6.) Syriac Lausiac History [72] and [73]; 7.) Evagrius Debates Three Demons; 8.) Apa Aphou and Archbishop Theophilus Debate the Image of God. Texts: 1. and 2.) É. Amélineau, De Historia Lausiaca, quaenam sit huius ad Monachorum Aegyptiorum historiam scribendam utilitas (Paris, 1887), 92-104; A. de Vogüé, “Les fragments coptes de l’Histoire Lausiaque: l’édition d’Amélianeau et le manuscrit” Orientalia 58.3 (1989): 326-332. 3.) M. Chaîne, “La double recension de l’Histoire Lausiaque dans la version copte” Revue de l’orient Chrétien 25 (1925-1926): 232-275;  A. de Vogüé, “La version copte du chapitre XVII de l’Histoire Lausiaque: Les deux éditeurs et les trois manuscrits” Orientalia 58.4 (1989): 510-24. 4.) É. Amélineau, Histoire des monastères de la Basse-Egypte (Paris: Lernoux, 1894), 235-61;  A. de Vogüé, “Le texte copte du chapitre XVIII de l’Histoire Lausiaque: L’édition d’Amélineau et le manuscrit” Orientalia 61.4 (1992): 459-62. 5.) Original work by author; 6.) René Draguet, editor and translator, Les formes syriaque de la matière de l’Histoire Lausiaque (CSCO 389-90, 398-99, Scriptores Syri 169-70, 173-74); Syriac text: 2.2 [398/173]: 368-72. 7.) J.-B. Cotelerius, Ecclesiae graecae monumenta III (Paris, 1686); É. Amélineau, De Historia Lausiaca, quaenam sit huius ad Monachorum Aegyptiorum historiam scribendam utilitas (Paris, 1887), 121-24; A. de Vogüé, “Les fragments coptes de l’Histoire Lausiaque: l’édition d’Amélianeau et le manuscrit” Orientalia 58.3 (1989): 326-332.8.) Etienne Drioton, “La Discussion d’un moine anthropomorphite audien avec le Patriarche Théophile d’Alexandrie en l’année 399″ Revue de l’Orient Chrétien, 2nd series 10 (20).1 [1915-17]: 95-100, 114-15. Note: This volume and the following were intended by the author as a pair.

28. St Macarius the Spiritbearer — Coptic Texts Relating to Saint Macarius the Great Introduction and Translation: Tim Vivian Works: 1.) The Sayings of Saint Macarius of Egypt; 2.) The Virtues of Saint Macarius of Egypt; 3.) The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis Texts: 1.) É. Amélineau, Histoire des monastères de la Basse-Egypte (Paris: Lernoux, 1894), 203-34. 2.) idem, 118-202; MS Cod. Vat. LXIV, fol 57-112. 3.) É. Amélineau, Histoire des monastères de la Basse-Egypte, 46-117. Note: This volume and the preceding were intended by the author as a pair.

29. Tertullian, Cyprian, Origen — On the Lord’s Prayer  Introduction and Translation: Alistair Stewart-Sykes Works: 1.) Tertullian: On Prayer; 2.) St Cyprian: On the Lord’s Prayer; 3.) Origen: On Prayer Texts: 1.) Evans, Tertullian’s Tract on the Prayer. 2.) Réveillaud; Hartel. 3.) Kaetschau, in Griechische Christliche Schriftskeller; Delarue (1733); Bentley; Anglus (1728) [Stewart-Sykes did not include a bibliography. I may hunt these down later.]

30. St Basil the Great — On the Human Condition  Introduction and Translation: Nonna Verna Harrison Works: 1-2.) First and Second Homily on the Origin of Humanity; 3.) Homily Explaining that God is not the Cause of Evil; 4.) Homily Against Anger; 5.) Homily on the Words “Be Attentive to Yourself”; 6.) Letter 233; 7.) Excerpts from the Long Rules (or Great Asceticon) Texts: 1-2.) A. Smets and M. van Esbroeck, Basile de Césarée: Sur l’origine de l’homme. Sources Chrétiennes 160 (Paris: Cerf, 1970). 3.) Migne PG 31.329-354. 4.) PG 31.354-372. 5.) S. Y. Rudberg, L’homélie de Basile de Césarée sur le mot ‘Observe-toi toi-même': Édition critique du texte grec et étude sur la tradition manuscrite, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Sudia Graeca Stockholmiensia 2 (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1962), 23-37. 6.) Y. Courtonne, Saint Basile: Lettres, 3  vols. (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1957-66), 3:39-41. 7.) PG 31.906-934

31. St John Chrysostom — The Cult of the Saints Introduction and Translation (except for the Letter of Vigilius): Wendy Mayer Translation (Letter of Vigilius): Bronwen Neil Works (and Texts): On Saint Meletius (PG 50.515-520); On Saint Eustathius (PG 50.597-606); On Saint Lucian (PG 50.519-526); On Saint Phocas (PG 50.699-706); On Saints Juventinus and Maximinus (PG 50.571-578); On the Holy Martyr Ignatius (PG 50.587-596); On Eleazar and the Seven Boys (PG 63.523-530; Wenger 1987: 601-604); Homily 1 on the Maccabees (PG 50.617-624); Homily 2 on the Maccabees (PG 50.623-626); On Saints Berenike, Prosdoke, and Domnina (PG 50.629-640); On Saint Barlaam (PG 50.675-682); On Saint Drosis (PG 50.683-694); An Encomium on Egyptian Martyrs (PG 50.693-698); On the Holy Martyrs (PG 50.705-712); [Here  two works are listed in the table of contents, but they are missing from my copy, with the pagination showing that an error of some sort has occurred: On Saint Romanus; On All the Martyrs.] Letter of John to Rufinus (PG 52.685-687); Letter of Vigilius to John (Migne PL 13.552-558). [These last two works are repeated in my copy.  Hopefully mine is a fluke. I have informed SVS Press.]

32. St Cyprian of Carthage — On the Church – Select Treatises Introduction, Translation and Commentary: Allen Brent Works: 1.) To Donatus; 2.) To Demetrian; 3.) The Fallen; 4.) The Unity of the Catholic Church Texts: 1 and 2.) CCSL 3A; 3 and 4.) CCSL 3

33. St Cyprian of Carthage — On the Church – Select Letters  Introduction, Translation and Commentary: Allen Brent Works: Letters 8, 13, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 33, 38, 39, 43, 55, 59, 63, 72, 73, 75, 80, 81. Texts: CCSL 3B (Letters 1-57); CCSL 3C (Letters 58-81)

34. St Gregory the Great — The Book of Pastoral Rule Introduction and Translation: George E. Demacopoulos Works: The Book of Pastoral Rule Text: Sources Chrétiennes 381-382

35. Wider Than Heaven: Eighth-century Homilies on the Mother of God Introduction and Translation: Mary B. Cunningham Works: 1.) John of Damascus: An Oration of the Nativity of the Holy Theotokos Mary; 2.) Andrew of Crete: On the Nativity I-IV; 3.) Kosmas Vestitor: Sermon on the Holy Joachim and Anna, Glorious Parents of the Theotokos Mary; 4.) Germanos of Constantinople: On the Entrance into the Temple I-II; 5.) John of Euboea: Homily on the Conception of the Holy Theotokos; 6.) Andrew of Crete: Oration on the Annunciation of the Supremely Holy Lady, Our Theotokos; 7.) Germanos of Constantinople: Oration on the Annunciation of the Supremely Holy Theotokos; 8.) Germanos of Constantinople: Oration on the Consecration of the Venerable Church of Our Supremely Holy Lady, the Theotokos, and on the Holy Swaddling Clothes of our Lord Jesus Christ. Texts: 1.) CPG (Clavis patrum graecorum) 8060; BHGa (Bibliotheca hagiographica Graece) 1087; B. Kotter. Die Schriften des Johannes von Damaskos, 5:169-82. 2.) Part I: CPG 8170; BHGa 1082; BHGn 1082a; PG 97.805-20. Part II: CPG 8171; BHG 1080; PG 97.820-44. Part III: CPG 8172; BHGa 1127; PG 97.861-81. Part IV: CPG 8173; BHGa 1092, 1092b; PG 97.861-81. 3.) CPG 8151; BHG 828; PG 106.1005-1012. 4.) Part I: CPG 8007; BHG 1103; PG 98.292-309. Part II: CPG 8008; BHGa 1104; PG 98.309-20. 5.) CPG 8135; BHG 1117; PG 96.1460-1500. 6.) CPG 8174; BHG 1093g; PG 97.881-913. 7.) CPG 8009; BHG 1145n-q; BHGa 1145n-r; PG 320-340; D. Fecioru, “Un nou gen de predica in omiletica ortodoxa,” Biserica Ortodoxa Romana 64 (1946): 65-91; 180-92; 386-96 [this last includes the only full copy of the text; Cunningham notes she was working on a new edition.]. 8.) CPG 8013; BHG 1086; PG 98.372-84.

36. St Gregory of Nazianzus — Festal Orations  Introduction, Translation, and Commentary: Nonna Verna Harrison Works: Orations 1, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45 Texts: Oration 1: Jean Bernardi, Grégoire de Nazianze: Discours 1-3, SC 247. Orations 38-41: Claudio Moreschini, Grégoire de Nazianze: Discours 38-41, SC 358. Oration 45: PG 36.625-664.

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 7:24 PM

Thank you, MJ.  I do have and appreciate the Popular Patristics Vol. 1 in my library.  I have the Vol. 2. on pre-order.  Looking forward to that.

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Do you know of any side-by-side comparisons of the content of each of the collections?  What I am most interested in is a list of the works by author for each ... Chrysostom Homilies 1, 2, 3 in this collection versus Chrysostom Homilies 2,3,4 in that collection.  Aquinas works, A, B, C, D in this collection versus Aquinas works A, C, G, H, I in that collection.  And so forth. 

I'm trying to figure out where the gaps are in my library (if any) and focus my purchases on those.  Does that make sense?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 7:35 PM

Afraid not - in fact just last week I started designing a database precisely to meet that need.

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 7 2015 7:21 AM

MJ. Smith:

Afraid not - in fact just last week I started designing a database precisely to meet that need.

Nice!  I'm sure that would be very helpful to a lot of people!  I know it would for me.  I wonder if it could one day be a Logos dataset?  It would be nice to search for a particular work from a Church Father and have my library pull up each edition I have.

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