Apostolic Fathers | Clement of Alexandria | Clement of Rome | Cyprian | Hippolytus | Ignatius | Irenaeus of Lyons | Justin Martyr | Origen | Tertullian

Six Lectures on the Ante-Nicene Fathers – F J A Hort

Today’s free book is a series of six lectures on significant ante-nicene fathers by F.J.A. Hort- see the table of contents for the full list. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain titles available for digitisation. Fenton John Anthony Hort [1828–1892], Six Lectures on the Ante-Nicene Fathers. London & New York: MacMillan…

Apologists | Clement of Rome | Diatessaron | Didache | Epistle of Barnabas | Epistle to Diognetus | Gnosticism | Ignatius | Justin Martyr | Papias | Shepherd of Hermas | Writings

Introduction to Early Christian Books by William John Ferrar

This handy little book provides brief summaries of Christian writers and their writings up to the middle of the Second Century. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain volume available for digitisation. William John Ferrar [1868-1945], The Early Christian Books. Handbooks of Christian Literature. London: SPCK, 1919. Hbk. pp.108. [Click here to…

Apologists | Apostles' Creed | Arius | Athanasian Creed | Augustine of Hippo | Baptism | Basil of Caesarea | Church Fathers | Church History | Clement of Alexandria | Clement of Rome | Constantine | Creeds | Cyprian | Cyril of Jerusalem | Didache | Ecclesiology | Eschatology | Eusebius of Caesarea | Gnosticism | Gregory Nazianzus | Gregory of Nyssa | Hilary of Poitiers | Introduction | Irenaeus of Lyons | Jerome | John Chrysostom | Justin Martyr | Montanism | Mystery Religions | Nicene Creed | Origen | Papias | Patristics | Roman Empire | Tertullian | Theodore of Mopsuestia | Trinity

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…

Polycarp

St Polycarp – Bishop of Smyrna

This translation of the one extant Letter of St. Polycarp, and of the Letter of the Smyrnreans narrating his martyrdom, is designed to put within the reach of English readers in a handy form two of the most valuable of the classics of the Church. In point of time the Epistle of Polycarp is one…

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…