Patristic / Lactantius Epitome of the Divine Institutes

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Summary of Lactantius Epitome of the Divine Institutes

Date: 310-320 C.E.

Description: The Divine Institutes, known by its Latin name Institutiones Divinae, is the name of a theological work by the Christian Roman philosopher Lactantius, written early in the 4th century C.E. It is both a systematic as well as apologetic work that attempts to point out the futility of pagan beliefs and to establish the reasonableness and truth of Christianity. The Epitome is a summary treatment of the subject.

Fletcher, W. The Works of Lactantius, T. & T. Clark,, 1871