A source-book of theological and historical passages from the Christian writings of the Pre-Nicene and Nicene eras. The passages selected are keyed to the numerical order established in M.J. Rouet de Journel's Enchiridion Partisticum. Preceding each selection is a brief introduction treating the authorship, date and place of composition, and the purpose of the work from which the selection is taken. Of immense value to the reader is the Doctrinal Index. Here one can find the texts pertinent to particular doctinal points. In addition, each volume is enhanced by comprehensive Scriptural and General Indices.