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Early Church Texts
Is like an electronic encyclopedia
of the first five centuries of Church History, with extensive links
(subscription version only) to information on around 700 people and themes,
and around 230 Church Councils.
Has an ultimate goal
of giving easy access to all
the Greek and Latin Christian texts from the first five centuries contained in
Migne's Patrologiae Cursus Completus (at Google Books) or elsewhere if
available. Currently there are direct links to virtually all of the Greek
texts from the first five centuries in Migne's Patrologiae Cursus Completus (scanned
texts at Google Books and elsewhere) and many of the Latin texts in Migne from the same period including the works of Ambrose, Augustine, Cyprian, Jerome, Leo, Novatian and Tertullian. There are also links to many translations of complete texts
and where these have been found there is also a facility for viewing them
alongside the Greek/Latin.
Is like a Reader in Early
Church History and Theology with 215+ carefully prepared on-site texts
(original language, with English translation alongside on the subscription
version of the site) from the first five
centuries of the life of the Church. These cover a range of significant themes
and represent several authors. All have dictionary lookup links.
The subscription version of the site also has an
introduction to each on-site text making it much easier to appreciate its context and
significance, together with helpful background notes linked with the text,
carefully prepared printable versions (around 2,000 pages) of its 215+ texts,
a site search facility and many other helpful features.
texts are regularly added to the site. A complete list of texts available on
and through the site
can be found here.
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rich subscription version of the Early Church Texts website for just $5
for a trial period or $30 for a year. Click
here for more information and for details about
subscriptions for individuals and colleges/universities/institutions. Check out the video demo of the site.
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