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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.

List of Ante-Nicene Fathers

The Apostolic Fathers:

The Second Century Fathers

  • Hermas,
  • Tatian,
  • Theophilus,
  • Athenagoras,
  • Clement of Alexandria.

The Third Century Fathers

  • Tertullian;
  • Minucius Felix;
  • Commodian;
  • Origen
  • Hippolytus;
  • Cyprian;
  • Caius;
  • Novatian;
  • Gregory the Wonderworker;
  • Dinoysius the Great;
  • Julius Africanus;
  • Anatolius

Minor Writers;

  • Methodius and Arnobius

The Fourth Century fathers

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

See also