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Good Index for the Ante-Nicene Fathers Translation,
By A Customer
This review is from: Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs (Hardcover)
Bercot says in the very fist paragraph that this book "functions as an index to the writings of the ante-Nicene writers, specifically as collected in the ten-volume work the Ante-Nicene Fathers" (ed. by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson, Hendrickson Publishers). On page xi of his Preface he states that this is not the only translation available, but he chose it because " 1) the translations...are usually more literal than more recent translations, 2) other sets...contain only a small portion of the pre-Nicene writings, and 3) this translation is the only set of pre-Nicene writings affordable to the average person." These are all good reasons, but the most significant is that the Ante-Nicene translation published by Hendrickson is affordable, and thus one can assume has found a prominent place in the homes of many persons interested in these sorts of things. From this introductory material it is evident who the intended audience of this book is and it is an excellent resource for those who desire to look up the writings of the early Church Fathers on a particular topic and peruse the entire writings for themselves. In summary, the book is an excellent index for those who use it as intended - a companion to the Ante-Nicene Fathers translation . I would recommend it to anyone who owns a set of this translation.