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Patristics/Early Church History

This guide identifies resources on patristics and early church history found in Pius XII Memorial Library. The guide is intended for use by both beginning or advanced graduate students and faculty.

Course Supplements

Byzantium:  Byzantine Studies on the Internet

Edited by Paul Halsall (Fordham University), this is a course supplement for Byzantine Studies including an archive of articles, a gallery of Byzantine icons, and links to other sites.

Worlds of Late Antiquity 

A very fine website by James O’Donnell, which houses his pages on Augustine, Cassiodorus, and more.

Translations Online

Guide to Early Church Documents

“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.”   Also contains secondary literature.

Early Church Fathers

Venerable English translations from the 38-volume collection divided into three series:  Ante-Nicene (ANF), Nicene and Post-Nicene Series I (NPNF1), and Nicene and Post-Nicene Series II (NPNF2), courtesy of Wheaton College.  The site New Advent: Fathers of the Church ( is similar and draws on the same translations.