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The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« on: June 27, 2012, 02:19:14 AM »
Is this worth the money? And is it a good translation? Since I received about $60 from my Baptism, I was thinking of saving it up and treating myself to this massive book collection, but I do not want to waste away $137 on something that might now be worth it. And no, don't tell me about ebooks and kindles; I like my old fashioned hard-cover books. Even if it means paying hundreds of dollars...
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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 02:44:06 AM »
Is this worth the money? And is it a good translation? Since I received about $60 from my Baptism, I was thinking of saving it up and treating myself to this massive book collection, but I do not want to waste away $137 on something that might now be worth it. And no, don't tell me about ebooks and kindles; I like my old fashioned hard-cover books. Even if it means paying hundreds of dollars...

I think it's good, I think it's the same as what you'll find on ccel

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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 02:58:26 AM »
Wow thats pretty awesome, I would get it and infact I may just save up for it myself. And I agree, physical copies all the way!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 03:28:15 AM »
It's worth it - you will find yourself coming back to it again and again - it will serve you for life.  I know it is a big outlay - but so is anything that is worthwhile. 
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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 03:38:56 AM »
Is it available in other languages ?

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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 04:25:42 AM »
Is it available in other languages ?

Here is something for you in French:
http://bibliotheque.editionsducerf.fr/par%20page/5524/TM.htm# (Apostolical Fathers)
http://www.patristique.org/-Lire-les-Peres-.html (Fathers from different epochs)

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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 05:15:05 AM »
Is it available in other languages ?

Here is something for you in French:
http://bibliotheque.editionsducerf.fr/par%20page/5524/TM.htm# (Apostolical Fathers)
http://www.patristique.org/-Lire-les-Peres-.html (Fathers from different epochs)


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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 02:37:22 PM »
Small print. 19th-century translations. In essence, it's like a set of encyclopedias.
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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 02:41:04 PM »
Small print. 19th-century translations. In essence, it's like a set of encyclopedias.

And even more dense.  They are great for reference, but light or casual reading they are definitely *not*--not even close!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 02:56:37 PM »
They are excellent.  I have had enough experience with 19th Century literature that I have no problem reading these.  I often find myself looking up one thing and then reading for hours.  Very well worth it, as are the two sets of the Post-Nicene Fathers.
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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 02:58:49 PM »
Is this worth the money? And is it a good translation? Since I received about $60 from my Baptism, I was thinking of saving it up and treating myself to this massive book collection, but I do not want to waste away $137 on something that might now be worth it. And no, don't tell me about ebooks and kindles; I like my old fashioned hard-cover books. Even if it means paying hundreds of dollars...

I see used sets start at 89.99 on there.  I'd go that route if I were you, simply because, IMO, gently used books are the way to go.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 04:27:05 PM »
I might look into buying these at a later date. I have a free version of these books in pdf format that I obtained from ecmarsh.com and I love using them on my Kobo, but I would prefer to have them in a hardcopy format for easier searching and referencing. (for some odd reason volume 9 is missing but volume 10 is available...)
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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 08:58:42 AM »
Is it available in other languages ?

Here is something for you in French:
http://bibliotheque.editionsducerf.fr/par%20page/5524/TM.htm# (Apostolical Fathers)
http://www.patristique.org/-Lire-les-Peres-.html (Fathers from different epochs)
There is a great website I stumbled upon in Russian, but I can't find it now.  The site is in Russian but the Fathers were not in Russian (I came across it looking for the Greek of St. Epiphanios).
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Re: The Ante-Nicene Church Fathers
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 09:08:51 PM »
Is it available in other languages ?

Here is something for you in French:
http://bibliotheque.editionsducerf.fr/par%20page/5524/TM.htm# (Apostolical Fathers)
http://www.patristique.org/-Lire-les-Peres-.html (Fathers from different epochs)
There is a great website I stumbled upon in Russian, but I can't find it now.  The site is in Russian but the Fathers were not in Russian (I came across it looking for the Greek of St. Epiphanios).

Please PM if you find it !