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 Nice in 325AD. The only exception to this rule, are the writings of Origen.
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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 ==
 
== List of Ante-Nicene Fathers ==
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*[[Clement of Rome]],  
 
*[[Clement of Rome]],  
 
*Mathetes,  
 
*Mathetes,  
*Polycarp,  
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*[[Polycarp of Smyrna|Polycarp]],  
*Ignatius,  
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*[[Ignatius of Antioch|Ignatius]],  
 
*[[Apostle Barnabas]],  
 
*[[Apostle Barnabas]],  
 
*[[Papias]],  
 
*[[Papias]],  
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*[[Hermas]],  
 
*[[Hermas]],  
 
*Tatian,  
 
*Tatian,  
*Theophilus,  
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*[[Theophilus of Antioch|Theophilus]],  
*Athenagoras,  
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*[[Athenagoras]],  
*Clement of Alexandria.  
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*[[Clement of Alexandria]].  
  
 
'''The Third Century Fathers'''
 
'''The Third Century Fathers'''
*Tertullian;  
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*[[Tertullian]];  
 
*Minucius Felix;  
 
*Minucius Felix;  
 
*Commodian;  
 
*Commodian;  
*Origen
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*[[Origen]]
 
*Hippolytus;  
 
*Hippolytus;  
 
*Cyprian;  
 
*Cyprian;  
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*Novatian;  
 
*Novatian;  
 
*[[Gregory the Wonderworker]];  
 
*[[Gregory the Wonderworker]];  
*Dinoysius the Great;  
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*[[Dionysius of Alexandria|Dinoysius]] the Great;  
 
*Julius Africanus;  
 
*Julius Africanus;  
 
*Anatolius  
 
*Anatolius  

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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

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