Ambrose of Milan | Athanasius | Augustine of Hippo | Church Fathers | Clement of Alexandria | Cyprian | Gregory Nazianzus | Gregory of Nyssa | Hilary of Poitiers | Irenaeus | 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 | 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…

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…

Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr – A Dialogue With Trypho

Only three works of the Second Century Christian apologist Justin Martyr have survived, two apologies and his Dialogue with Trypho, A Jew. In the Dialogue Justin sets out to convince Trypho (probably a fictional character) that Christianity represents the new law for all people. The work was widely used and influenced later Christian writers. I…

Irenaeus | Justin Martyr | Tertullian

Introductions to Tertullian, Irenaeus and Justin Martyr by Johnson Thomaskutty

The following short introductions were originally published on Facebook. In order to make them available to a wider audience Dr Thomaskutty has kindly granted permission for them to be republished on earlychurch.org.uk St. Irenaeus of Lyons, the First Systematic Theologian of the Second Century (Johnson Thomaskutty, Faculty of New Testament, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India)…