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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 | 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…

Augustine of Hippo | Gregory Nazianzus | Gregory of Nyssa | Gregory Thaumaturgos | Spiritual Gifts | Tertullian

Nigel Scotland on Signs and Wonders in the Early Church

The following article is now on-line in PDF: Nigel Scotland, “Signs and Wonders in the Early Catholic Church 90-451 and their Implications for the Twenty-First Century,” European Journal of Theology 10.2 (2001): 155-168. It is refreshing to find a good academic defense for the continuance of spiritual gifts after the Apostolic Age and this one…