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Ancient Catholic Church by Robert Rainy

Today’s free book is Robert Rainy’s comprehensive survey of early church history from the time of the Emperor Trajan to Fourth General Council (98-451 AD). My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of public domain title available for digitisation. Robert Rainy [1826-1906], The Ancient Catholic Church from the Accession of Trajan to the…

Ambrose of Milan | Athanasius | Augustine of Hippo | Church Fathers | Clement of Alexandria | Cyprian | Gregory Nazianzus | Gregory of Nyssa | Hilary of Poitiers | Irenaeus of Lyons | Jerome | John Chrysostom | Justin Martyr | Origen | Polycarp | Tertullian

Lives of the Fathers by Frederic W. Farrar

Dean F.W. Farrar provides us with over 1,500 pages on the lives of individual church fathers. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this two volume set available for digitisation. Frederic William Farrar [1831-1903], Lives of the Fathers. Sketches of Church History in Biography, 2 Vols. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1907….

Ambrose of Milan | Athanasius | Augustine of Hippo | Clement of Alexandria | Cyprian | Eusebius of Caesarea | Ignatius | Irenaeus of Lyons | 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…

Ambrose of Milan | Apostolic Fathers | Augustine of Hippo | Church Fathers | Clement of Alexandria | Clement of Rome | Cyril of Jerusalem | Eusebius of Caesarea | Gregory Nazianzus | Gregory of Nyssa | Ignatius | Irenaeus of Lyons | 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…

Canon | Creeds | Cyprian | Hilary of Poitiers | Irenaeus of Lyons | Jerome | Josephus | Montanism | Papias

Public Domain Articles from the Journal of Theological Studies (1899-1909)

The following Public Domain articles from the Journal of Theological Studies relating to early church history are now available on-line in PDF: William Sanday [1843–1920], “Recent Research on the Origin of the Creed.” Journal of Theological Studies 1 No 1 (Oct. 1899): 3-22. William Sanday [1843–1920], “Further Research on the History of the Creed,” Journal…