NPNF2-02. Socrates and Sozomenus Ecclesiastical Histories

Author: Sozomen, Salaminius Hermias (ca. 400-450)
Author: Socrates of Constantinople (ca. 380-450)
Editor: Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)

With over twenty volumes, the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers is a momentous achievement. Originally gathered by Philip Schaff, the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers is a collection of writings by classical and medieval Christian theologians. The purpose of such a collection is to make their writings readily available. The entire work is divided into two series, each with fourteen volumes. The second series focuses on a variety of important Church Fathers, ranging from the fourth century to the eighth century. This volume contains the work of Sozomenus and Socrates--two fifth century Christian historians. They attempted to continue to the work of Eusebius, namely, providing a history of the Christian church. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers are comprehensive in scope, and provide keen translations of instructive and illuminating texts from some of the great theologians of the Christian church. These spiritually enlightening texts have aided Christians for over a thousand years, and remain instructive and fruitful even today!

Tim Perrine
CCEL Staff Writer