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Ad Fontes

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Ad Fontes. To the sources. Engaging primary sources is an essential part of studying and understanding Christian history. But working with primary sources can be a challenge, and students benefit from a reliable guide to point the way.

Volumes in the Ad Fontes series, from Fortress Press, are an ideal guide for students of early Christianity whether in a class setting or in personal study. Ad Fontes volumes are arranged thematically and cover both foundational topics, such as Trinity and Christology, and broader themes such as wealth and poverty, and worship and liturgy.

Each volume is short, no more than 150 pages, and is edited by an acknowledged expert in the field. Brief introductions situate the readings and position students for success.

Students will understand the context of early Christianity in new ways with the Ad Fontes series.

Learn more about the series

Watch series editor, George Kalantzis, introduce the vision and scope of the Ad Fontes series!

Forthcoming titles

Christology in the Early Church
George Kalantzis, Wheaton College

Worship and Liturgy
L. Edward Phillips, Candler School of Theology, Emory University


First two volumes coming September, 2016!
May 27, 2016
The first two volumes in the series will be available September 1, 2016! ​Church and Empire by Maria E. Doerfler, editor, and Understandings of the Church by Everett Ferguson, editor.
New video!
June 23, 2015
Watch series editor, George Kalantzis, introduce the vision and scope behind the Ad Fontes series coming soon!