Early Church Fathers



Our Online Christian Library continues with Early Church Fathers. As the New Testament church grew, we have much to be thankful for in the writings of these men who helped shape and guide the growth of the early church. Included are writings by Josephus, Augustine, Saint Crysostom, Eusebius, and many others. 


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Ante Nicene Fathers

Cave, William (1637-1713)

Josephus, Titus Flavius (37-100)

Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Part 1

Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Part 2

Pamphilus, Eusebius of Caesarea (263-339)

Plumptre, Edward Hayes (1821-1891)

Wordsworth, Christopher (Junior) (1807-1885)



Early Church Fathers

Early Church Fathers

1               Volume 1 The Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus. (1913)

2               Volume 2 Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, Clement of Alexandria. (1913)

3               Volume 3 Tertullian Part I, II, and III. (1918)

4               Volume 4 Tertullian Part IV, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen. (1913)

5               Volume 5 Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix. (1919)

6               Volume 6 Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dinosysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arnobius. (1886)

7               Volume 7 Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, and Liturgies. (1913)

8               Volume 8 The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, the Clementina, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syrian Documents, Remains of the First Ages. (1916)

9               Volume 9 Recently Discovered Additions to Early Church Literature and the Commentaries of Origen. (Gospel of Peter, Diatessaron of Tatian, Apocalypse of Peter, Visio Pauli, Apocalypses of the Virgin and Sedrach, Testament of Abraham, Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, Narrative of Zosimus, Apology of Aristides, Epistles of Clement (complete text), Origen's Commentary on John, books I-X, and Commentary on Matthew, books I, II, and X-XIV)(1912)

10            Volume 10 Biographical Synopsis, General Index. (1917)


Early Church Fathers

1               Lives of the Most Eminent Fathers of the Church That Flourished in the First Four Centuries Volume 1 (1840)

2               Lives of the Most Eminent Fathers of the Church That Flourished in the First Four Centuries Volume 2 (1840)

3               Lives of the Most Eminent Fathers of the Church That Flourished in the First Four Centuries Volume 3 (1840)


Early Church Fathers

1               The Works of Flavius Josephus. In Five Volumes. Volume 1 (Life of Josephus. Antiquities of the Jews, Books I.-VI.) (1889)

2               The Works of Flavius Josephus. In Five Volumes. Volume 2 (Antiquities of the Jews, Books VII.-XIII.) (1889)

3               The Works of Flavius Josephus. In Five Volumes. Volume 3 (Antiquities of the Jews, Book XIV. To End.) (1889)

4               The Works of Flavius Josephus. In Five Volumes. Volume 4 (The Jewish War, Books I.-IV.) (1890)

5               The Works of Flavius Josephus. In Five Volumes. Volume 5 (The Jewish War, Books V.-VII. Against Apion, Books I., II.) (1890)


Early Church Fathers

1               Volume 1 Saint Augustine. (The confessions and letters of St. Augustin, with a sketch of his life and work.) (1886)

2               Volume 2 Saint Augustine. (City of God and Christian doctrine.) (1887)

3               Volume 3 Saint Augustine. (On the Holy Trinity. Doctrinal treatises. Moral treatises.) (1887)

4               Volume 4 Saint Augustine. (The writings against the Manichæans, and against the Donatists.) (1887)

5               Volume 5 Saint Augustine. (Sermon on the mount. Harmony of the Gospels. Homilies on the Gospels.) (1887)

6               Volume 6 Saint Augustine. (Sermon on the mount. Harmony of the Gospels. Homilies on the Gospels.) (1888)

7               Volume 7 Saint Augustine. (Homilies on the Gospel of John. Homilies on the First epistle of John. Soliloquies.) (1888)

8               Volume 8 Saint Augustine. (Expositions on the book of Psalms.) (1888)

9               Volume 9 Saint Crysostom. (On the priesthood; Ascetic treatises; Select homilies and letters; Homilies on the statutes.) (1889)

10            Volume 10 Saint Crysostom. (Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew.) (1908)

11            Volume 11 Saint Crysostom. (Homilies on the Acts of the apostles and the Epistle to the Romans.) (1889)

12            Volume 12 Saint Crysostom. (Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians.) (1889)

13            Volume 13 Saint Crysostom. (Homilies on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.) (1889)

14            Volume 14 Saint Crysostom. (Homilies on the Gospel of St. John and the Epistle to the Hebrews.) (1890)


Early Church Fathers

1               Volume 1 Eusebius. (1890)

2               Volume 2 Socrates, Sozomenus. (1891)

3               Volume 3 Theodoret, Jerome, Gennadius, Rufinus. (1892)

4               Volume 4 Saint Athanasius. (1892)

5               Volume 5 Gregory of Nyssa. (1893)

6               Volume 6 Saint Jerome. (1893)

7               Volume 7 Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory Nazianzen. (1894)

8               Volume 8 Saint Basil. (1895)

9               Volume 9 Saint Hilary of Poiters, John of Damascus. (1899)

10            Volume 10 Saint Ambrose. (1896)

11            Volume 11 Sulpitius Severus, Vincent of Lerins, John Cassian. (1894)

12            Volume 12 Leo the Great, Gregory the Great Part I. (1895)

13            Volume 13 Gregory the Great Part II, Ephraim Syrus, Aphrahat. (1898)

14            Volume 14 the Seven Ecumenical Councils. (1900)


Early Church Fathers

1               Greek Ecclesiastical Historians of the First Six Centuries of the Christian Era. In Six Volumes. Volume 1 (1845) (Vol. I. Life of Constantine from 306 to 337 A.C., by Eusebius Pamphilus.)

2               Greek Ecclesiastical Historians of the First Six Centuries of the Christian Era. In Six Volumes. Volume 2 (1847) (Vol. II. Ecclesiastical history to 324 A.D., by Eusebius. 4th ed.)

3               Greek Ecclesiastical Historians of the First Six Centuries of the Christian Era. In Six Volumes. Volume 3 (1844) (Vol. III. History of the church from 306 to 445 A.D., by Socrates.)

4               Greek Ecclesiastical Historians of the First Six Centuries of the Christian Era. In Six Volumes. Volume 4 (1846) (Vol. IV. History of the church from 324 to 440 A.D., by Sozomen.)

5               Greek Ecclesiastical Historians of the First Six Centuries of the Christian Era. In Six Volumes. Volume 5 (1843) (Vol. V. History of the church from 322 to 427 A.D., by Theodoretus.)

6               Greek Ecclesiastical Historians of the First Six Centuries of the Christian Era. In Six Volumes. Volume 6 (1846) (Vol. VI. History of the church from 431 to 594 A.D., by Evagrius Scholasticus.)

1               The Ancient Ecclesiastical Histories of the first Six Hundred Years after Christ, written in the Greek tongue by three learned Historiographers, Eusebius, Socrates, and Euagrius. Eusebius Pamphilus Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine wrote 10 books. Socrates Scholasticus of Constantinople wrote 7 books, Euagrius Scholasticus of Antioch wrote 6 books. Whereunto is annexed Dorotheus Bishop of Tyrus, of the lines of the Prophets, Apostles, and 70 Disciples. All which authors are faithfully translated out of the Greek tongue by Meredith Hanmer, Master of Art and student in Divinity. Last of all herein is contained a profitable Chronography collected by the said Translator, the title whereof is to be seen in the end of this volume, with a copious index of the Principal matters throughout all the Histories. (1577)

8               The Life of Apollonius of Tyana. In Two Volumes Volume 1 (The life of Apollonius of Tyana.) (1912) (Author: Philostratus, the Athenian, 2nd/3rd cent; Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340. Against Hierocles; Conybeare, F. C. (Frederick Cornwallis), 1856-1924 Subject: Apollonius, of Tyana; Hierocles, Sossianus, fl. 293-311)

9               The Life of Apollonius of Tyana. In Two Volumes Volume 2 (The life of Apollonius of Tyana.--The epistles of Apollonius.--The treaty of Eusebius) (1912) (Author: Philostratus, the Athenian, 2nd/3rd cent; Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340. Against Hierocles; Conybeare, F. C. (Frederick Cornwallis), 1856-1924 Subject: Apollonius, of Tyana; Hierocles, Sossianus, fl. 293-311)


Early Church Fathers

1               A History of the Councils of the Churches, from the Original Documents. In Five Volumes. Volume 1 (I. To the close of the council of Nicæ, A. D. 325. Tr. from the German, and ed. by William R. Clark. 2d ed., rev. 1894.) (1871) (Author: Hefele, Charles Joseph, bp; Clark, William Robinson, 1829-1912; Oxenham, Henry Nutcombe, 1829-1888; Plumptre, E. H. (Edward Hayes), 1821-1891)

2               A History of the Councils of the Churches, from the Original Documents. In Five Volumes. Volume 2 (II. A. D. 326 to A. D. 429. Tr. and ed. by Henry Nutcombe Oxenham. 1876.) (1876) (Author: Hefele, Charles Joseph, bp; Clark, William Robinson, 1829-1912; Oxenham, Henry Nutcombe, 1829-1888; Plumptre, E. H. (Edward Hayes), 1821-1891)

3               A History of the Councils of the Churches, from the Original Documents. In Five Volumes. Volume 3 (III. A. D. 431 to A. D. 451. Tr. and ed. by the editor of Hagenbach's History of doctrines [E. H. Plumptre] 1883.) (1883) (Author: Hefele, Charles Joseph, bp; Clark, William Robinson, 1829-1912; Oxenham, Henry Nutcombe, 1829-1888; Plumptre, E. H. (Edward Hayes), 1821-1891)

4               A History of the Councils of the Churches, from the Original Documents. In Five Volumes. Volume 4 (IV. A. D. 451 to A. D. 680. Tr. and ed. by William R. Clark. 1895.) (1895) (Author: Hefele, Charles Joseph, bp; Clark, William Robinson, 1829-1912; Oxenham, Henry Nutcombe, 1829-1888; Plumptre, E. H. (Edward Hayes), 1821-1891)

5               A History of the Councils of the Churches, from the Original Documents. In Five Volumes. Volume 5 (V. A. D. 626 to the close of the second council of Nicæ, A. D> 787. Tr. and ed. by William R. Clark. 1896.) (1896) (Author: Hefele, Charles Joseph, bp; Clark, William Robinson, 1829-1912; Oxenham, Henry Nutcombe, 1829-1888; Plumptre, E. H. (Edward Hayes), 1821-1891)


Early Church Fathers

1               A Church History. By Christopher Wordsworth, D.D. Bishop of Lincoln. Second Edition. Volume 1. (To the Council of Nicaea A.D. 325.) (1881)

2               A Church History. By Christopher Wordsworth, D.D. Bishop of Lincoln. Second Edition. Volume 2. (From the Council of Nicaea, A.D. 325 to the Council of Constantinople, A.D. 381.) (1883)

3               A Church History. By Christopher Wordsworth, D.D. Bishop of Lincoln. Second Edition. Volume 3. (Continuation From the Council of Constantinople, A.D. 381.) (1883)

4               A Church History. By Christopher Wordsworth, D.D. Bishop of Lincoln. Second Edition. Volume 4. (Continuation to the Council of Chalcedon, A.D. 451; and Conclusion with an Index to the Whole Work.) (1883)



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