Nicene Creed | Theodore of Mopsuestia

Theodore of Mopsuestia on the Nicene Creed

Todays free book is one the standard primary sources for those studying Theodore of Mopsuestia’s Commentary on the Nicene Creed. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain work available for digitisation. Alphonse Mingana [1881-1937], Woodbrooke Studies. Christian Documents in Syraic, Arabic, and Garshuni, edited and translated with Critical Apparatus, Vol. 5: Commentary…


Cyprian: His Life, His Times, His Works

Today’s free download is a substantial work on the church father Cyprian of Cathage by former Archbishiop of Canterbury, Edward White Benson. My thanks to Book Aid for making this public domain book available for digitisation. Edward White Benson [1829-1896], Cyprian: His Life, His Times, His Work. London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1897. Hbk. pp.636….

Mithraism | Mystery Religions | Roman Empire

Sources Illustrating Mithraism – A.S. Geden

Mithraism was a widespread mystery religion in the Roman Empire during the first centuries of Christianity. This little book gathers together primary sources from both pagan and Christian sources relating to mithraism. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation. Alfred Shenington Geden [1857-1936], Select Passages…


James Heron’s Study of the Didache

The Didache, or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, was one of the earliest of the non-canonical writings of the early church, most scholars dating its composition to the first century. In this book James Heron examines The Didache and the light it sheds on the practices of the early church. My thanks to Book…

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….