Resources for the Study of Early Christianity
Early Christian Primary texts in English Translations
- New Advent: List of Ante-Nicene (ANF), Nicene and Post-Nicene Church Fathers (NPNF) in English translations of the Fathers that also includes the texts of the decrees of the Ecumenical Councils.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library: A collection of the ANF and NPNF.
- EWTN Patristics Library: A site where the individual texts of the church fathers in the ANF and NPNF may be downloaded.
- Early Church Fathers in English: Another helpful collection of ANF and NPNF English translations of the Fathers at the Tertullian Project.
- The ECOLE Initiative: A compilation of primary source texts with hyperlinks to ANF and NPNF translations.
- Internet History Sourcebooks Project: Website with a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts related to early Christianity.
Early Christian Primary texts in Original Languages
- Sources Chrétiennes: Edited collection of primary source texts with French Translations
- The Latin Library: Christian Latin: Contains organized arrangement of various Christian Latin texts beginning with the third century.
- Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: List texts and translations of Latin literature including many patristic authors.
- Bibliotheca Augustana: Bibliotheca Latina: Collected library of Latin literature that is chronologically ordered.
- Migne. Patrologia Graeca: High-resolution scans of the Latin translations of Migne’s Patrologia Graeca hosted on Google books. Migne’s work is the textual basis for many modern translations of the Fathers. Other websites that contain chronological links to the websites are found here and here.
- Migne. Patrologia Latina: High-resolution scans of Migne’s Patrologia Latina hosted on Google books. Another websites that contains chronological links to the websites are found here.
Resources for the study of Scripture in the Writings of Early Christianity
- Biblindex: [Firefox Only] A searchable index of Patristic citations of Scripture. This site is a treasure-trove of useful information, unwieldy interface notwithstanding.
- Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Multi-volume collection of quotations of the Church fathers of Scripture.
Resources for Early Christianity Organized by Century
- Tertullian.org: Highly detailed website dedicated to the study of all things Tertullian and related patristic material.
- Lactantius: Bibliography of Lactantius compiled by Professor Jackson Bryce.
- Fourth Century Christianity Home: Wisconsin Lutheran College hosts this site. Its usefulness to students of Fourth Century Christianity defies description.
- Athanasius Werke: This is the ongoing publication of Athanasius’ corpus with a recent bibliography of Athanasian scholarship.
- Introduction to Augustine: Website that introduces the texts and translations of Augustine’s work.
- The Augustine Institute: Resource for Augustine’s thought and life.
- Sant’Agostino: A resource on Augustine associated with the Nuova Biblioteca Agostiniana and includes translations and other resources.
- augustinus.de: Various resources and on the life and thought of Augustine with a database of secondary literature on Augustine.
- Scrinium Augustini: The World of Augustine’s Letters: This website offers an open access research tool that offers a comprehensive index of Augustine’s letters and search feature to identify the important themes in his writings.
Resources for the study of Early Christianity
Language Resources for the study of Early Christianity
- German Grammar Review: A brief review of German grammar by Bruce Duncan of Dartmouth.
- French Grammar Review: An interactive introduction to French grammar prepared by the French department at UT Austin
- Coptic Grammar Review: An introduction to Coptic Grammar prepared by Mervat Iskander
- Syriac Tools and Resources: A bibliography of Syriac resources. Be advised, this bibliography has not been updated in a while, so some links may not work.
- Lexicity: This site offers bibliographies for the study of several ancient languages including Latin, Greek, Coptic, Syriac, and High Church Slavonic.
Lectures and Podcasts on Early Christianity
Professional Organizations research centers related to Early Christianity