Guide to Early Church Documents


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This hypertext document contains pointers to Internet-accessible files relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts relevant to church history.

The latest version of this document is located at: http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-history.html. Additional resources or corrections should be directed to the document maintainers at njb@iclnet.org. Include CHISTORY as the subject.


Contents


1. New Testament Canonical Information


2. The Apostolic Fathers


3. Patristic Texts

4. Creeds And Canons


5. Later Text

6. Related Documents


7. Miscellaneous Documents


8. Relevant Internet Sites

  • Apologia
  • The Ecole Initiative Building a Hypertext Encyclopedia of Early Church History.
  • Doctrine of the Trinity, by Dr. Francis Beckwith
  • The Church Fathers page, Wesley Center for Applied Theology, Northwest Nazarene College.
  • CHURCHRODENT: R.A. Tatum's Glossary of Church History
  • The Early Church Fathers collection at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, Wheaton College.
  • The Internet Medieval Sourcebook, a comprehensive project that includes Readings in Medieval History, Full Texts for Readings, etc.
  • The Christian History Institute provides an ample archive of Church History documents for all periods of history in its Glimpses archive. Particularly germaine are two sections on Early Church History that include: Foundations of Our Faith, Whatever Happened to the Twelve Apostles?, The Spread of the Early Church, Accusation, The Canon, and biographical information on Polycarp, Constantine, Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Blandina, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Jerome.

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