The Apostolic Fathers – Fathers of the first, second, third and fourth century

Here are 3.000 pages for your reading joy. This trilogy is the accounts of the early Apostolic Fathers written by Philip Schaff and edited by Alexander Roberts, D.D. & James Donaldson, LL.D. These version where published in 1885 and the ambitious aim has been to present English translations of the complete works and whereabouts of the early church Fathers down to the date of the first General Council held at Nice in A.D. 325. The trilogy gives an amazing insight into Christianity as it evolved in its earliest years. As written in the foreword of the first book:

“Those were times of heroism, not of words; an age, not of writers, but of soldiers; not of talkers, but of sufferers.”

The Apostolic Fathers
These version where published in 1885 and the ambitious aim has been to present English translations of the complete works and whereabouts of the early church Fathers.
Written by: Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
Published by: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Edition: Public Domain online version 2002
Available in: Ebook

Download the massive works here:

Fathers of the First Century The Apostolic Fathers Vol I

Fathers of the Second Century Vol II

Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries Vol III