Ante-Nicene Fathers. Here are the complete Ante-Nicene works subtitled “The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325” – about 11.000 pages. The collection of books consists of 10 volumes (last volume is the index) containing English translations of the majority of Early Christian writings. The period covers the beginning of Christianity until before the promulgation of the Nicene Creed at the First Council of Nicaea. The translations are very faithful, but sometimes rather old-fashioned to read, but they are rewarding. These translations are now in the Public Domain, they were first published in 1897 in the United States. My guess is that you would also be delighted to know that I also have the entire 14 volumes of Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church as free PDF e-books.
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Volume I. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus, Clement of Rome, Mathetes, Polycarp, Ignatius, Barnabas, Papias, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus.
Volume II. Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian, Theophilus, Athenagoras, Clement of Alexandria
Volume III. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian: Three Parts: I. Apologetic; II. Anti-Marcion; III. Ethical
Volume VI. The Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory Thaumaturgus; Dinoysius the Great; Julius Africanus; Anatolius and Minor Writers; Methodius; Arnobius
Volume VII. The Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries: Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, Liturgies
Volume VIII.The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementia, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First Ages
Volume IX. Recently Discovered Additions to Early Christian Literature; Commentaries of Origen The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, The Visio Pauli, The Apocalypses of the Virgin and Sedrach, The Testament of Abraham, The Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, The Narrative of Zosimus, The Apology of Aristides, The Epistles of Clement (Complete Text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books I-X, Origen’s Commentary on Mathew, Books I, II, and X-XIV