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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.

  • 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. 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 here.

  • 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.

  • Try out the feature 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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