Ante-Nicene Fathers

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The '''Ante-Nicene Fathers''' are a collection of extant writings of the Church Fathers, from the Apostolic fathers up to the date of the first General Council that was held at [[Nicea]] in 325AD. The only exception to this rule, are the writings of Origen.
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== List of Ante-Nicene Fathers ==
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'''The Apostolic Fathers:'''
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*[[Clement of Rome]],
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*Mathetes,
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*[[Polycarp of Smyrna|Polycarp]],
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*[[Ignatius of Antioch|Ignatius]],
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*[[Apostle Barnabas]],
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*[[Papias]],
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*[[Justin Martyr]],
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*[[Irenaeus of Lyons|Irenaeus]].
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'''The Second Century Fathers'''
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*[[Hermas]],
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*Tatian,
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*[[Theophilus of Antioch|Theophilus]],
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*[[Athenagoras]],
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*[[Clement of Alexandria]].
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'''The Third Century Fathers'''
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*[[Tertullian]];
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*Minucius Felix;
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*Commodian;
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*[[Origen]]
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*Hippolytus;
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*Cyprian;
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*Caius;
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*Novatian;
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*[[Gregory the Wonderworker]];
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*[[Dionysius of Alexandria|Dinoysius]] the Great;
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*Julius Africanus;
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*Anatolius
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'''Minor Writers;'''
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*Methodius and Arnobius
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'''The Fourth Century fathers'''
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*Lactantius,
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*Venantius,
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*Asterius,
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*Victorinus,
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*Dionysius
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== See also ==
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*[[Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers]]
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[[Category:Ante-Nicene Fathers]]

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The Ante-Nicene Fathers are a collection of extant writings of the Church Fathers, from the Apostolic fathers up to the date of the first General Council that was held at Nicea in 325AD. The only exception to this rule, are the writings of Origen.

List of Ante-Nicene Fathers

The Apostolic Fathers:

The Second Century Fathers

The Third Century Fathers

Minor Writers;

  • Methodius and Arnobius

The Fourth Century fathers

  • Lactantius,
  • Venantius,
  • Asterius,
  • Victorinus,
  • Dionysius

See also

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