2nd Century: Apostolic Fathers

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  • Introduction to the Study of Church Fathers: H. B. Swete – Patristic Study (1902)church fathers
  • Edgar J. Goodspeed – Index Patristicus (1907) – Index of Greek words that occur in the church fathers.
  • NT quoted and commented on by Church Fathers: e-catena (chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse index – 12,517 cross-references)

Church Fathers in English translation (and original language where possible)
Apostolic Fathers (Loeb’s new transl.) vol. 1 | vol. 2 | Apostolic Fathers, paperback edition

  1. Aristides
    1. Intro. to Aristides
    2. The Apology (Eng. transl.)
  2. Athenagoras
    1. Intro. to Athenagoras | Biogr. Sketch
    2. A Plea for the Christians (Eng. transl.)
    3. The Resurrection of the Dead
  3. Barnabas
    1. Intro. to Barnabas | Biogr. Sketch
    2. Epistle of Barnabas – Eng. transl. | Greek text
  4. Clement of Alexandria
    1. Intro. to Clement of Alexandria | Biogr. Sketch
    2. Who is the Rich Man that shall be Saved? (Eng. transl.) | Greek text
    3. Exhortation to the Heathen (Eng. transl.) | Greek text
    4. Exhortation to the Newly Baptized – Greek text with English translation
    5. The Instructor (Eng. transl.)
    6. Miscellanies (The Stromata) (Eng. transl.) | Book 3 in English (CAUTION: Clement’s refutation of libertinism required him to discuss sexuality openly and frankly. Editors have long resisted translating this portion of Stromata, believing that anyone with the maturity to learn Latin might be able to handle it.)
    7. Fragments (Eng. transl.)
  5. Clement of Rome
    1. Intro. to Clement of Rome | Biogr. Sketch
    2. Epistle to the Corinthians (“First Epistle”) Eng. transl. Greek text
  6. Diognetus, Epistle to (Anonymous)
    1. Intro. to Diognetus | Summary
    2. Epistle of Diognetus – Eng. transl. | Greek text
  7. Hegesippus – Fragments of his writings
  8. Ignatius
    1. Intro. to Ignatius | Biogr. Sketch | Ignatian Controversy | English text & commentary
    2. Epistle to the Ephesians – Eng. transl. Greek text
    3. Epistle to the Magnesians – Eng. transl. | Greek text
    4. Epistle to the Philadelphians – Eng. transl. | Greek text
    5. Epistle to Polycarp – Eng. transl. | Greek text
    6. Epistle to the Romans – Eng. transl. | Greek text
    7. Epistle to the Smyrnaeans – Eng. transl. Greek text
    8. Epistle to the Trallians – Eng. transl. Greek text
    9. The Martyrdom of Ignatius – Eng. transl.
  9. Irenaeus
    1. Intro. to Irenaeus | Biogr. Sketch
    2. Against Heresies (Eng. transl.)
    3. Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching
    4. Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus
  10. Justin Martyr
    1. Intro. to Justin Martyr | Biogr. Sketch
    2. First Apology (Eng. transl.)
    3. Second Apology (Eng. transl.)
    4. Dialogue with Trypho (Eng. transl.)
    5. Discourse to the Greeks (Eng. transl.)
    6. Hortatory Address to the Greeks (Eng. transl.)
    7. On the Sole Government of God (Eng. transl.)
    8. Fragments of the Lost Work on the Resurrection (Eng. transl.)
    9. Miscellaneous Fragments from Lost Writings (Eng. transl.)
    10. Martyrdom of Justin, Chariton, and other Roman Martyrs (Eng. transl.)
  11. Papias
    1. Intro. to Papias | Biogr. Sketch
    2. Fragments & Extant portions of Exposition of the Oracles of the Lord – Eng. transl.
  12. Polycarp
    1. Intro. to Polycarp | Biogr. Sketch
    2. Epistle to the Philippians – Eng. transl. | Greek text
    3. Martyrdom of Polycarp – Eng. transl. | Greek text
  13. Shepherd of Hermas
    1. Intro. to Shepherd of Hermas | Summary
    2. The Shepherd – Eng. transl. | Greek text
  14. Tatian
    1. Intro. to Tatian | Biogr. Sketch
    2. Address to the Greeks (Eng. transl.)
    3. Harmony of the Four Gospels (Diatessaron) (Eng. transl.)
  15. Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (“Didache”)
    1. Intro. to Teaching of the Twelve Apostles
    2. Teaching of the Twelve Apostles | Intro. | Eng. transl. | Greek text
  16. Theophilus of Antioch – | Biogr. Sketch | Intro. & Eng. transl. [TOP]

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