Our content-innovation team has sifted and sorted quotes, allusions, and topical references from ancient literature across the Logos library to bring them right into your passage guide. But the literature of the early church is vast—the translations of the well-known Early Church Fathers collection represent only a small fraction of the texts we have from the first centuries of Christianity.
Even more patristic writings
We’ve already brought you the Early Church Fathers and the massive Fathers of the Church collections. Now, we want to bring even more classics into your Ancient Literature database with Ancient Christian Writers.
The Ancient Christian Writers Bundle has 65 volumes and almost 20,000 pages of early Christian literature. In print that would cost you more than $1,500, but you can pre-order it now for less than half that price. Most of these works aren’t found in the Early Church Fathers, so this Pre-Pub is an incredible opportunity to expand your library of early Christian texts and make new discoveries in the exegesis of the early church.
Discover rare resources
Ancient Christian Writers includes the only English translation of Origen’s commentary and homilies on the Song of Songs. Origen’s allegorical interpretation has profoundly shaped the church’s understanding of Solomon’s poem and the very language of Christian spirituality.
Here, for instance, is his explanation of what it means for the bride to be “wounded by love” (Song of Songs 2:5):
If there is anyone anywhere who has at some time burned with this faithful love of the Word of God; if there is anyone who has received the sweet wound of Him who is the chosen dart, as the prophet says; if there is anyone who has been pierced with the loveworthy spear of His knowledge, so that he yearns and longs for Him by day and night, can speak of nought but Him, would hear of nought but Him, can think of nothing else, and is disposed to no desire nor longing nor yet hope, except for Him alone—if such there be, that soul then says in truth: ‘I have been wounded by charity.’
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