From The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Rev. Alexander Roberts
and James Donaldson, editors, Vol. VIII. Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Wm. B Eerdmans Publishing Company, reprinted 1995.
The text is in the public domain. It is
taken, with gratitude, from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library,
found at www.ccel.org. Please
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I have made the following alterations from the original version in
the Ante-Nicene Fathers, and / or the CCEL edition:
1. The CCEL version has the text spread across the entire computer
screen. Here, the text has been inserted into "text tables" which are
narrower than the entire computer screen, for readability.
2. Arabic numberals have been exchanged for roman numerals
throughout, and each chapter has been prefaced with the book and chapter
designation in arabic numerals, separated by a decimal; e. g.
"2.12" is book 2, chapter 12.
3. In the original version, each chapter is for the most part a single
paragraph. I have broken these paragraphs into smaller paragraphs,
4. The Recognitions and Homilies are full of lengthy
speeches. In many cases, quotations from a single speaker extend across
more than one chapter. Not only have I broken down the speeches
into separate paragraphs, I have closed the quotation at the end of the
chapter, even if the same speech continues into the next chapter.
5. I have made spelling and formatting corrections by comparing the
CCEL version to the original published version. In some cases
there were errors in the original published version as well, which I
have corrected. I have left the spelling in British 19th-century
English, except that "to-day" and "to-morrow" have
been shortened to "today" and "tomorrow." Greek
words have been transliterated from Greek letters into the Roman
alphabet, and put in bold and italicized script (e. g., kerygma).
Italics without bold (e. g. this text), are kept as they were in
the original text.