Tatian’s Diatessaron, the First Harmony of the Four Gospels

Tatian’s Diatessaron, the First Harmony of the Four Gospels

Today’s free book is an English translation of Gospel’s Diatessaron, dating from the later half of the Second Century, which is the earliest harmony of the four Gospels. The original Syriac version is lost, so the text we now have has been reconstructed from translations and commentaries. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a…

Inspiration and Authority of Scripture in the First Five Centuries

Inspiration and Authority of Scripture in the First Five Centuries

Today’s free books is George Duncan Barry’s study of the teaching of the early church concerning the inspiration and authority of Scripture. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation. George Duncan Barry [1864-1945], The Inspiration and Authority of Holy Scripture. A Study in the Literature…

Tertullian of Carthage on the Resurrection of the Flesh

Today’s free book is Tertullian’s work Concerning the Resurrection of the Flesh, translated into English by Alexander Souter. My thanks to Book Aid for making available a copy of this public domain title for digitisation. Alexander Souter [1873-1949], Tertullian: Concerning the Resurrection of the Flesh. Translations of Christian Literature, Series II: Latin Texts. London: SPCK/New…

Church of the Sub-Apostolic Age by James Heron

Today’s free book is James Heron’s study of the teachings and practices of the sub-apostolic church as described in the Didache. It includes sections on the New Testament canon, baptism, family and social life, the eucharist and ministry. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available digitisation. James…

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…