The Latin Fathers are considered those Church Fathers before the time of Augustine. The writings chosen to make up this volume are included in order to give readers an understanding of the theology that was present during this pre-Augustinian time. These writings occurred in and around the third century, meaning they wrote only two-hundred years after the life of Christ. The collection in the volume is to serve as a way of preserving Church tradition for the English-speaking world.
The Library of Christian Classics has long been acclaimed for its quality translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes. The series ensures that modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological works written before the end of the sixteenth century are available for scholars and students, allowing contemporary readers to mine the theological riches of the Christian church though the centuries.