Apostolic Fathers | Church Fathers | Church History | Patristics

Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church by B.J. Kidd

Today’s free titles is B.J. Kidd’s two-volume anthology of 513 useful extracts from the writings of the early church up to the year 461 AD. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain title available for digitisation. Beresford James Kidd [1863-1948], Document Illustrative of the History of the Church, 2 Vols. London: SPCK,…

Doctrine and Practice

Sketches of Early Christian Doctrine

Today’s free book is a brief summary of Christian doctrine up to the Fourth Century AD. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain volumes available for digitisation. Leighton Pullan [1865-1940], Early Christian Doctrine. Oxford Church Text Books. London: Rivingtons, 1899. Hbk. pp.124. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]…

Introduction

Early Christianity Outside the Roman Empire – F C Burkitt

Today’s free book is F C Burkitt’s two lectures on Christianity outside the Roman Empire. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain book available for digitisation. Francis Crawford Burkitt [1864-1935], Early Christianity outside the Roman Empire. Two Lectures delivered at Trinity College, Dublin. Cambridge: Cambridge Universty Press, 1899. Hbk. pp.90. [Click here…

Baptism | Bible | Canon | Didache

Early Church and the World by C J Cadoux

In this book C.J. Cadoux traces the development of Christian attitudes to the Roman Empire, heathen religions, war, family-life, poverty and slavery during the first four centuries of the Church. This public domain volume was digitised from a copy held in Spurgeon’s College Library. Cecil John Cadoux [1883–1947], The Early Church and the World. A…

Basilides | Gnosticism | Mandaeans | Valentinus

Gnosticism in the Second Century – Francis Crawford Burkitt

Today’s Free book is F.C. Burkitt’s Morse Lectures for 1931 on Gnosticism in the Second Century. It includes discussions of the Gnostics groups of Valentinus, the Barbelo-Gnostics and the Mandaeans. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain title available for digitisation. Francis Crawford Burkitt [1864-1935], Church & Gnosis. A Study of Christian…