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The Fathers: Barnabas through St. Peter of Alexandria (d. 311)



The Fathers: Barnabas through St. Peter of Alexandria (d. 311)
The Fathers: St. Methodius (d. ca. 311) through St. John Damascene, d. ca. 770
Between the Fathers and the Council of Trent
Between the Councils of Trent and Vatican II
Since the Second Vatican Council



ST. BARNABAS, d. ca. 60
  • From New Advent: -- Epistle of Barnabas
  • From Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- -- Epistle of Barnabas
  • From Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry: -- -- Epistle of Barnabas

    HERMAS
  • From New Advent: -- The Shepherd
  • From Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- -- The Shepherd

    THE DIDACHE
  • From Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry: -- -- The Didache

    POPE ST. CLEMENT I
  • From New Advent: First Epistle -- -- Second Epistle [SPURIOUS] -- -- Two Epistles Concerning Virginity [SPURIOUS] -- -- Recognitions [SPURIOUS]
  • From St. Pachomius Library: -- -- First Epistle to the Corinthians -- Second Epistle Authorship disputed. Wace translation
  • From Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry: -- -- First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians -- -- Second Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- -- First Epistle to the Corinthians

    ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, d. 110
  • From New Advent: Epistle to the Ephesians -- -- Epistle to the Magnesians -- -- Epistle to the Trallians -- -- Epistle to the Romans -- -- Epistle to the Philadelphians -- -- Epistle to the Smyraeans -- -- Epistle to Polycarp -- -- The Martyrdom of Ignatius -- -- The Spurious Epistles
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- -- Epistle to the Ephesians -- -- Epistle to the Magnesians -- -- Epistle to the Trallians -- -- Epistle to the Romans -- -- Epistle to the Philadelphians -- -- Epistle to the Smyraeans -- -- Epistle to Polycarp -- -- The Martyrdom of Ignatius -- -- The Spurious Epistles: -- Epistle to the Tarsians -- -- Epistle to the Antiochians -- -- Epistle to Hero, a Deacon of Antioch -- -- Epistle to the Philippians -- -- Epistle from Maria of CassobelŠ -- -- Epistle to Mary at Neapolis -- -- First Epistle to St John -- -- Second Epistle to St John -- -- Epistle to Mary the Virgin -- -- Epistle from Mary the Virgin

    MATHETES, d. ?
  • From New Advent: -- Epistle to Diognetus
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Epistle to Diognetus

    ST. PAPIAS, d. ca. 140
  • From New Advent: -- Fragments
  • From Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- -- Fragments

    ST. ARISTIDES, d. ca. 150
  • From New Advent: The Apology

    ST. POLYCARP, d. 155
  • From New Advent: Epistle to the Philippians -- -- The Martyrdom of Polycarp
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Epistle to the Philippians -- -- The Martyrdom of Polycarp

    ST. JUSTIN MARTYR, d. ca. 165
  • From New Advent: -- First Apology -- -- Second Apology -- -- Dialogue with Trypho -- -- Hortatory Address to the Greeks -- -- On the Sole Government of God -- -- Fragments of the Lost Work on the Resurrection -- -- Miscellaneous Fragments from Lost Writings -- -- Martyrdom of Justin, Chariton, and other Roman Martyrs -- -- Discourse to the Greeks
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The First Apology -- -- The Second Apology -- -- Dialogue with Trypho -- -- The Discourse to the Greeks -- -- Hortatory Address to the Greeks -- -- On the Sole Government of God -- -- On the Resurrection, Fragments -- -- Other Fragments from the Lost Writings of Justin -- -- The Martyrdom of Justin Martyr

    TATIAN, d. after 172
  • From New Advent: Address to the Greeks -- Fragments -- -- The Diatessaron
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Address to the Greeks -- -- Fragments

    ATHENAGORAS, d. ca. 190
  • From New Advent: A Plea for the Christians -- -- The Resurrection of the Dead
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- A Plea for the Christians -- -- The Resurrection of the Dead

    ST. IRENAEUS, d. ca. 200
  • From New Advent: Adversus haereses -- -- Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Against Heresies: Book I -- -- Against Heresies: Book II -- -- Against Heresies: Book III -- -- Against Heresies: Book IV -- -- Against Heresies: Book V -- -- Fragments from the Lost Writings of IrenŠus

    ST. THEOPHILUS, d. ca. 200
  • From New Advent: Theophilus to Autolycus -- --
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Theophilus to Autolycus

    ST. CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA, d. ca. 215
  • From New Advent: Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? -- -- Exhortation to the Heathen -- -- The Instructor -- -- The Stromata, or Miscellanies -- -- Fragments
  • From the Logos Virtual Library: -- Exhortation to the Heathen -- Fragments -- -- The Instructor -- -- The Stromata -- -- Who Is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Exhortation to the Heathen -- The Instructor -- -- The Stromata -- -- Who Is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?

    BARDESANES, d. 222
  • From New Advent: The Book of the Laws of Various Countries

    CAIUS, d. ca. 225
  • From New Advent: Fragments
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Fragments of Caius

    ST. HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME, d. 236
  • From New Advent: The Refutation of All Heresies -- -- The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Exegetical -- -- Expository Treatise Against the Jews -- -- Against Plato, On the Cause of the Universe -- -- Against the Heresy of Noetus -- -- Discourse on the Holy Theophany -- -- The Antichrist -- -- Appendix
  • Translation by Kevin P. Edgecomb of Berkeley, California: -- The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus of Rome
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Refutation of All Heresies -- -- On the HexaŰmeron, Or Six Days' Work -- -- On Genesis -- -- On Numbers -- -- On Kings -- -- On the Psalms -- -- On Proverbs -- -- On the Song of Songs -- -- On Isaiah -- -- On Jeremiah and Ezekiel -- -- On Daniel -- -- On Matthew -- -- On Luke -- -- Doubtful Fragments on the Pentateuch -- -- On the Psalms -- -- Treatise on Christ and Antichrist -- -- Expository Treatise Against the Jews -- -- Against Plato, on the Cause of the Universe -- -- Against the Heresy of One Noetus -- -- Against Beron and Helix -- -- The Discourse on the Holy Theophany -- -- Fragments of Discourses or Homilies -- -- Fragments from Other Writings of Hippolytus

    JULIUS AFRICANUS, d. ca. 240
  • From New Advent: -- Extant Writings
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Epistle to Aristides -- -- Narrative of Events Happening in Persia on the Birth of Christ -- -- The Extant Fragments of the Five Books of the Chronography of Julius Africanus -- -- The Passion of St. Symphorosa and Her Seven Sons

    TERTULLIAN, d. ca. 240 Theology Library page

    ST. VENANTIUS, d. 250
  • From New Advent: -- Poem on Easter

    ST. ALEXANDER OF CAPPADOCIA, d. 251
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- From the Epistles of Alexander

    ORIGEN, d. 253-4
  • From New Advent: Origen de Principiis -- -- Africanus to Origen -- -- Origen to Africanus -- -- Origen to Gregory -- -- Origen Against Celsus -- -- Letter of Origen to Gregory -- -- Commentary on the Gospel of John -- -- Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Origen de Principiis -- -- A Letter to Origen from Africanus About the History of Susanna -- -- A Letter from Origen to Africanus -- -- A Letter from Origen to Gregory -- -- Origen Against Celsus -- -- Letter of Origen to Gregory

    NOVATIAN, d. ca. 255
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- A Treatise of Novatian Concerning the Trinity -- -- On the Jewish Meats

    ST. CYPRIAN OF CARTHAGE, d. 258
  • From New Advent: The Life and Passion of Cyprian -- -- The Epistles of Cyprian -- -- The Treatises of Cyprian -- -- The Seventh Council of Carthage
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Epistles of Cyprian -- -- On the Unity of the Church -- -- On the Dress of Virgins -- -- On the Lapsed -- -- On the Lord's Prayer -- -- An Address to Demetrianus -- -- On the Vanity of Idols -- -- On the Mortality -- -- On Works and Alms -- -- On the Advantage of Patience -- -- On Jealousy and Envy -- -- Exhortation to Martyrdom -- -- Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

    ST. DIONYSIUS OF ALEXANDRIA, d. 265
  • From New Advent:Extant Fragments -- -- Exegetical Fragments
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- From the Two Books on the Promises -- -- From the Books on Nature -- -- From the Books Against Sabellius -- -- Epistle to Dionysius Bishop of Rome -- -- The Epistle to Bishop Basilides -- -- Containing Epistles, or Fragments of Epistles -- -- A Commentary on the Beginning of Ecclesiastes -- -- The Gospel According to Luke. An Interpretation -- -- On Luke XXII. 42, Etc -- -- An Exposition of Luke XXII. 46, Etc -- -- On John VIII. 12 -- -- Of the One Substance -- -- On the Reception of the Lapsed to Penitence

    POPE ST. DIONYSIUS, d. 268
  • From New Advent: Against the Sabellians

    THEOGNOSTUS OF ALEXANDRIA, d. 270
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- From His Seven Books of Hypotyposes or Outlines

    ST. GREGORY THAUMATURGUS, d. ca. 273
  • From New Advent: A Declaration of Faith -- -- A Metaphrase of the Book of Ecclesiastes -- -- Canonical Epistle -- -- The Oration and Panegyric Addressed to Origen -- -- A Sectional Confession of Faith -- -- On the Trinity -- -- Twelve Topics on the Faith -- -- On the Subject of the Soul -- -- On All the Saints -- -- On Matthew 6:22-23
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Declaration of Faith -- -- A Metaphrase of the Book of Ecclesiastes -- -- Canonical Epistle -- -- The Oration and Panegyric Addressed to Origen -- -- Dubious or Spurious Writings: -- A Sectional Confession of Faith -- -- On the Trinity -- -- Twelve Topics on the Faith -- -- On the Subject of the Soul -- -- Four Homilies -- -- On All the Saints

    MALCHION, d. after 272
  • From New Advent: -- Extant Writings
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Epistle Written by Malchion, In Name of the Synod of Antioch, Against Paul of Samosata -- -- Fragments Apparently of the Same Epistle of the Synod of Antioch -- -- From the Acts of the Disputation Conducted by Malchion Against Paul of Samosata -- -- A Point in the Same Disputation

    ST. ARCHELAUS, d. 278
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes -- -- A Fragment of the Same Disputation

    ST. ANATOLIUS OF ALEXANDRIA, d. 283
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Paschal Canon of Anatolius of Alexandria

    MINUCIUS FELIX, between 160 and 300
  • From New Advent: -- Octavius
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Octavius of Minucius Felix

    COMMODIANUS, d. ca. 300
  • From New Advent: -- Writings
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Instructions of Commodianus

    ST. PIERUS OF ALEXANDRIA, d. ca. 300
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- A Fragment of a Work of Pierius on the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians -- -- A Section on the Writings of Pierius

    ST. THEONAS OF ALEXANDRIA, d. 301
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Epistle of Theonas, Bishop of Alexandria, to Lucianus, the Chief Chamberlain
  • From Alternative Religions Educational Network: -- The Epistle of Theonas, Bishop of Alexandria, to Lucianus, the Chief Chamberlain

    ST. VICTORINUS, d. ca. 303
  • From New Advent: -- On the Creation of the World -- -- Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John

    ST. PHILEAS, d. 307
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- Fragments of the Epistle of Phileas to the People of Thmuis -- -- The Epistle of the Same Phileas of Thmuis to Meletius, Bishop of Lycopolis

    ST. PAMPHILUS OF CĂSAREA, d. 309
  • From New Advent: -- Extant Writings
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- An Exposition of the Chapters of the Acts of the Apostles

    ARNOBIUS, d. ca. 310
  • From New Advent: -- Against the Heathen
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Seven Books of Arnobius Against the Heathen

    ST. PETER OF ALEXANDRIA, d. 311
  • From New Advent: -- The Genuine Acts of Peter -- -- The Canonical Epistle -- -- Fragments
  • From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library: -- The Genuine Acts of Peter -- -- The Canonical Epistle, with the Commentaries of Theodore Balsamon and John Zonaras -- -- Fragments from the Writings of Peter


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