Ancient Christian Texts

Ancient Christian Texts is a series of new translations of full-length commentaries and sermons based on biblical books or extended scriptural passages by early church leaders like Ambrosiaster, Origen, John of Damascus, Cyril of Alexandria and many others, most of which are presented in English for the first time. With today's best scholarship, the Ancient Christian Texts provides you with the resources you need to study for yourself the key writings of the early church in a way never before possible.

Discover for yourself the wisdom of the ancients.

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Ancient Christian Texts
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  • Length: 15 volumes
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2920-0
  • Item Code: 2920

"The announcement of InterVarsity's series Ancient Christian Texts, to complement the highly successful Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, is good news, in the richest sense of that term. The burst of renewed interest in the way the fathers of the church read, preached and prayed the Scriptures is a blessing for the church and for scholars. The projected volumes of Ancient Christian Texts represent an excellent selection of patristic exegetical works, some of which will be available for the first time in English. This undertaking will be a great service to all who love the Bible."

Joseph T. Lienhard, S.J., professor of theology, Fordham University; past president, North American Patristics Society
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by Severian of Gabala and Bede the Venerable
Edited by Michael Glerup
Translated by Robert C. Hill and Carmen S. Hardin
by Origen
Translated by Thomas P. Scheck
Edited by Christopher A. Hall
by Eusebius of Caesarea
Translated by Jonathan J. Armstrong
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky
by Jerome
Translated by Michael Graves
Edited by Christopher A. Hall
Series Editor Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray
by Jerome
Edited by Thomas P. Scheck
by Jerome
Edited by Thomas P. Scheck
Translated by James A. Kellerman
Edited by Thomas C. Oden
Translated by James A. Kellerman
Edited by Thomas C. Oden
by Theodore of Mopsuestia
Translated by Marco Conti
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky
Series Editor Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray
by Ambrosiaster
Edited and Translated by Gerald L. Bray
by Ambrosiaster
Edited and Translated by Gerald L. Bray
by Cyril of Alexandria
Translated by David R. Maxwell
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky
by Cyril of Alexandria
Translated by David R. Maxwell
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky
by Oecumenius and Andrew of Caesarea
Translated by William C. Weinrich
Edited by Thomas C. Oden
by Victorinus of Petovium, Apringius of Beja, Caesarius of Arles, and Bede the Venerable
Edited and Translated by William C. Weinrich
Series Editor Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray

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Thomas C. Oden (1931–2016), was a pioneering theologian and served as the architect and general editor for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, the first full-scale early Christian commentary on Scripture in the last five hundred years. He was also the general editor of the Ancient Christian Doctrine series and the Ancient Christian devotionals, as well as a consulting editor for the Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity.

Oden’s self-described mission was “to begin to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity.” A prolific writer and seasoned teacher, Oden also served as the director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in Pennsylvania, and was active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church.

Find out about Tom Oden's work with the Center for Early African Christianity.

Read IVP's press release: Thomas C. Oden, a Dynamic Figure in 20th and 21st Century Christianity, Dies.

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