Ambrose of Milan | Athanasius | Augustine of Hippo | Clement of Alexandria | Cyprian | Eusebius | Ignatius | Irenaeus | Jerome | John Chrysostom | Justin Martyr | Origen | Tertullian

Church Leaders in Primitive Times

This book is a collection of lectures that cover 13 significant Christian leaders from the first five centuries of the Church. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation. William Lefroy [1836-1909], ed., Church Leaders in Primitive Times. Lectures on Their Words and Works. Delivered in Norwich…

Apostolic Fathers | Clement of Rome | Ignatius | Polycarp

Henry Scott Holland on The Apostolic Fathers

This little book provides an introduction to the bakground and writings of the Apostolic Fathers: Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Hermas’ Shepherd and the Epistle of Barnabas. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of public domain title available for digitisation. Henry Scott Holland [1847-1918], The Apostolic Fathers. The Fathers for English Readers….

Ambrose of Milan | Apostolic Fathers | Augustine of Hippo | Church Fathers | Clement of Alexandria | Clement of Rome | Cyril of Jerusalem | Eusebius | Gregory Nazianzus | Gregory of Nyssa | Ignatius | Irenaeus | Jerome | Justin Martyr | Origen

Introduction to Patristic Study by Henry Barclay Swete

In his foreword H.B. Swete notes that he wrote this book to encourage younger clergy to read the church fathers for themselves and not to rely on second hand information. This brief introduction will be still of value to students of the early church more than a century after it was first published. This title…

Arianism | Arius | Baptism | Church Fathers | Church History | Constantine | Gnosticism | Gregory Thaumaturgos | Ignatius | Justin Martyr | Montanism | Nicaea | Origen | Persecution | Tertullian

Backhouse & Tylor’s Early Church History to the Time of Constantine

Early Church History to the Death of Constantine was Edward Backhouse’s final work and was completed posthumously by Charles Tylor. Backhouse intended to write church history from the perspective of The Society of Friends (Quakers). His desire, perhaps not fully allowed to himself, was to find out with what early early teachers stigmatised as heretics…