This question was originally posted in the “Miscellaneous” section, but to get more exposure, I have now posted it in this section
I need help from someone who is familiar with all of the current editions of the complete writings of the Early Church Fathers that I have listed below. (originally published by Charles Scribner and Sons in 1900, 38 Volumes)
As you probably already know, the only way to get them in print is by getting the edition published by Hendrickson Publishers (they were formerly published by Eerdmans). They are currently available for the all time low price of only $200 from Christian Book Distributors. [/font]http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=30815&netp_id=133214&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW I have some reservations about these because I heard the that the commentary is non-Catholic and sometimes anti-Catholic.
I also found them on CD ROM from Logos Bible Software ($200 also) in a Catholic and Protestant Edition. [/font]http://www.logos.com/products/details/631 The tech guy from Logos said the only difference between the Catholic and Protestant edition is that they removed some of the “front matter” and notes (“as to not offend the Catholics” as he put it) from the Catholic edition. Apparently, they are theologically biased. He said even though you are Catholic, “I still recommend the Protestant edition because it is much more comprehensive.”
My main goal is to be able to search them efficiently and have a topical index. And be able to find scripture references. Which apparently, you can do with the Logos edition.
Right now, I have the Early Church Fathers CD ROM from Harmony Media, [/font]http://www.harmonymedia.com/cdrom/fathers/ecf.htm which contains all of the writings, but there are no introductions, translator’s notes, or commentary. And there is no topical index. All of the searches are done with key words or phrases. It can be pretty cumbersome at times.
Which one should I use!
I am looking for someone who has experience using the LOGOS software system.
Thanks for you help.