Church of the Sub-Apostolic Age by James Heron

Today’s free book is James Heron’s study of the teachings and practices of the sub-apostolic church as described in the Didache. It includes sections on the New Testament canon, baptism, family and social life, the eucharist and ministry. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available digitisation. James…

Early Church and the World by C J Cadoux

In this book C.J. Cadoux traces the development of Christian attitudes to the Roman Empire, heathen religions, war, family-life, poverty and slavery during the first four centuries of the Church. This public domain volume was digitised from a copy held in Spurgeon’s College Library. Cecil John Cadoux [1883–1947], The Early Church and the World. A…

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…

Letter of Aristeas – the Legendary Origin of the Septuagint

The document known as the Letter of Aristeas purports to be a contemporary record, by a Greek holding a high position at the court of Ptolemy Philadelphus (285- 247 B.C.), of the translation of the Hebrew Pentateuch into Greek, undertaken at the instance of the royal librarian, Demetrius of Phalerum. The familiar name “the Septuagint,”…