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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 800 people and themes,
and around 230 Church Councils.
Gives easy access to
complete Greek and Latin texts which are in the public domain and
translations (where found available) from the first five centuries. There are
carefully indexed links to authors and their works, including an
index of commentaries, homilies etc. by biblical book. Nearly all of the Greek
and Latin texts from this period contained in the Migne Patrologia series are
covered. Some other sources are also used. The texts used are the scanned
versions available at Google Books and elsewhere. A distinctive feature of
the Early Church Texts website is that where translations have been found
available online they can easily be read immediately alongside the original
Greek and Latin.
A complete list of authors represented is here.
A sample text is
Is like a Reader in Early
Church History and Theology with 220+ 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 220+ texts,
a site search facility and many other helpful features.
New features and resources 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 ($15 student rate). 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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