Introduction to the Early History of Christian Doctrine by J.F. Bethune-Baker

Introduction to the Early History of Christian Doctrine by J.F. Bethune-Baker

Today’s free book is J.F. Bethune-Baker’s extremely useful History fo Early Christian Doctrine, which entered the public domain this year. This title was digitised from the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library. James Franklin Bethune-Baker [1861-1951], An Introduction To The Early History Of Christian Doctrine, 2nd edn. London: Methuen & Co., 1903. Hbk. pp.458. [Click…

Early Christian Doctrine – Leighton Pullan

Early Christian Doctrine – Leighton Pullan

Today’s free book is a brief overview of Christian doctrine in the Early Church, part of the Oxford Church Text Books. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation. Leighton Pullan [1865-1940], Early Christian Doctrine. Oxford Church Text Books. London: Rivingtons, 1899. Hbk. pp.124. [Click here…

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…

B.H. Streeter on the Origins of Christian Ministry

Burnett Hillman Streeter [1874-1937] is probably best remembered for his work on the Synoptic problem (available here). In this study of the the early church’s ministry he argues that the evidence portrays a diversity in church structures. My thanks to Book Aid’s London bookshop for providing me with a copy of this book to digitise….

Cappadocian Ecclesiology

I am grateful to Wipf & Stock Publishers for granting permission to place on-line the following article on the ecclesiology of the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil of Caesarea, Gergory of Nyssa and Gregory of Nazianzus. Donald A. Sykes, “Understandings of the Church in the Cappadocians,” Horton Davies, ed., ┬áStudies of the Church in History. Essays Honoring…