Note: Some texts
are buried deep in e-archives. If title link does not work, click source.
Full text of C. H. Dodd's
1964 collected essays on the evolution of the primitive Christian kerygma
& the historical analysis of Christian scripture (posted by Religion-Online).
On-line version of William Barry's Catholic
Encyclopedia article on the 4th c.
James J. O'Donnell provides an introduction to
& works of the north African bishop & an
archive of key texts (many in the original Latin as well as English
translation) along with scholarly introductions & commentaries. Works
include the Confessions,
Christian Doctrine, On
Dialectic, & the Sermon
on the Mount, as well as an e-edition
of O'Donnell's own 1992 Commentary
on the Confessions.
Site devoted to study of Marcion of Sinope, the
2nd c. dualistic reformer whose radical interpretation of Paul polarized
churches from Asia Minor to Rome & sparked the development of the NT.
includes important assessments by modern scholars & ancient polemicists as
well as reconstructions of Marcion's
of Paul & theological antitheses.
Italian commercial site provides
images & historical commentary on the several tomb complexes in which
early Christians found refuge.
Project hosted by Calvin College will put all
38 volumes of the Ante-Nicene,
Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers
on-line. English translations of all orthodox Christian theologians from
Clement of Rome through 800 CE Zipped for downloading.
Full text of the fifth
(1897) edition of William M. Ramsay's study of primitive Christianity.
Electronic version of J. J. O'Donnell's 1992
Oxford U. Press critical edition has complete Latin text with commentary
(posted by the Stoa Consortium).
Chronological portal to the study of Christian
literature from 30-250 CE. Citations from major critical scholars with links
to texts, on-line
books & related resources for each work make Peter Kirby's site an
excellent place to start research on any Christian writing from the gospel's
passion narrative through Origen.
Hypertext encyclopedia of early Christian
history offers well-researched articles on the Arian
with a glossary on.hundreds more topics. Copyrighted
by Anthony Beavers, with articles copyrighted by contributors. A stimulating
example of what serious cyber-scholarship & publishing can be.
Michael Fraser provides Latin & English
versions of the diary of a western pilgrim that documents the annual cycle of
Christian liturgical celebrations in the churches of Constantine.
The Wesley Center of NW Nazarene U's
non-canonical homepage accesses complete works of apostolic fathers (Didache,
Clement of Rome, Barnabas, Mathetas, Polycarp & Ignatius) & Justin
Martyr. Selected works of Irenaeus, Tertullian, Athanasius, Basil, Jerome,
Chrysostom, Augustine & Theodore of Studium. Links to most other sites of
texts relevant to early Christianity.
Another e- edition of the preceding works published by
New Advent Catholic Website.
PBS Frontline surveys leading scholars' views
of the social development of the early Jesus movement.
John Brubaker & Gary Bogart maintain an
up-to-date annotated index of hypertext editions of Christian theological
sources from the NT thru the 2nd Council of Constantinople (533 CE) & a
few later works.
Phil Johnson's archive of Christian theology
includes a catalog of creeds
& catechisms (from the NT to
Chalcedon & beyond) & writings
of theologians from the apostolic
fathers to Augustine.
Paul Halsall provides the correspondence
between Pliny & Trajan (111 CE),
descriptions of Diocletian's
edicts (303 CE) to eradicate
Christianity & the subsequent edicts
of toleration published by Galerius
(311 CE) & Constantine (313 CE), along with accounts of famous martyrs.
Peter Kirby's gateway to electronic
resources on the most influential 3rd c. Greek theologian including the first
Christian systematic theology (De
Principiis) & his refutation of the characterization of
Christianity by a 2nd c. pagan philosopher (Contra
Robert Kraft edits on-line ET of Walter Bauer's
seminal 1934 thesis that heterodoxy preceded orthodoxy in the first three
centuries of the church. Appendix on Jewish Christianity by Georg Strecker.
PBS Frontline surveys leading scholars' views
of the factors that transformed a persecuted Jewish sect into the religion of
the Roman empire.
Graphic-rich site offers midi performances
& lyrics of music of eastern rite churches in communion with Rome.
Includes hymns & liturgies of
& other uniate churches.
David Salomon presents hypertext editions of
Casimir McCambley's translations of & commentaries on the Cappodocian
theologian's works. Included among many homilies, eulogies, letters are
(On the Six Days of Creation), Commentary
on Ecclesiastes, Against
Perfection & Life
of Gregory the Wonderworker .
Paul Halsall posts extracts from John
of Damascus, the iconoclastic council
of Constantinople (754) & the 2nd
council of Nicea (787).
Voluminous e-archive of uncopyrighted Orthodox Christian texts
features a global
index to all major collections of patristic texts on the internet.
Medieval Latin Christianity
Full text of James J.
O'Donnell's 1976 study of the 5th c. Christian scholar who promoted
the classic Latin heritage in the Gothic world of early medieval
Paul Halsall collects papal appeals &
Catalog of web resources on the Order of
Preachers from Dominic to modern times includes many links to complete books
& scholarly articles on-line.
The medieval chapter of Bill Hemminger's
elegant on-line anthology provides, texts, maps, chronology, essay & exam
on European Christianity from 500-1300 c.e. Readings include scholastic proofs
for the existence of God (Anselm &
Aquinas) & debate of ethical issues (war,
Gateway to all websites on Franciscan history,
documents, literature, liturgy & saints.
Elegant illustrated cyber-textbook with
detailed information onof Francis & Clare of Assisi & the history of the Franciscan
Jim McIntosh presents brief histories of
of Assisi, their respective orders (the Friars
Minor, the Poor
spin-offs (Capuchins & Conventuals).
New Advent puts Paschal Robinson's CE article
on the thirteenth c. reformer on line.
Janice Amaral's beautifully designed
multi-lingual presentation of the life,
& other writings
of Francis, with related historical documents (e.g., The
Little Flowers & canonization)
Peter Jeffery explains the historical
development of chant in Christianity
& posts textual, audio & cyber-resources for research on Gregorian
chant & medieval Christianity (Princeton University).
Gary Macy's comprehensive catalog of
masters offers medievalists a capsule sketch of each figure, a list of
surviving works & recent bibliography. Site still in the initial stages of
construction is currently limited to off-line resources.
Paul Halsall's mega-archive & directory offers
links to both assignment-sized extracts & complete documents organized by
period & culture.
Martin Irvine & Deborah Everhart's website
coordinates a broad-range of on-line resources for the study of medieval
culture, including bookshelves of Latin philosophical
& theological texts &
Paul Halsall's collection includes monastic
& other texts from influential Latin monks (including Gregory
I, Bede, Boniface).
Beau Harbin's catalog of over 1000 websites
relevant to medieval studies includes a page devoted to religion.
Cooperative scholarly project to establish a
common textbook source for medieval studies on the WWW. The ORB
Encyclopedia provides access to
original essays on medieval topics posted on various websites. A library
of on-line textbooks accesses to major websites designed by medievalists.
A reference shelf
alphabetically arranged by author facilitates location of primary sources
posted anywhere on the internet.
monastic rule (translated into English,
Spanish & Hungarian) with historical preface
by Jerome Theisen & an extensive bibliographical
Official website of conventual Franciscan posts
biographies of Francis
& Clare and brief
accounts of their orders.
Classic history of the deeds of the Holy Roman
Emperors from the early Carolingians to the early 16th c. (in
sketch of Benedict & Benedictine
spirituality with profiles of Gregory
the Great & Augustine
of Canterbury who spread the Benedictine
rule. (Posted by the Monastery
of Christ in the Desert).
1947 English Dominican translation of the 13th c.
master's massive compendium of theological questions. Primary source of later
RC Thomistic theology (posted by Christian
Classics Ethereal Library).
1920 ET of Thomas' masterpiece (posted by New
Original Latin text of Aquinas' work. Only the
first of three parts currently on line (posted by
The Latin Library).
Cyber-edition of Latin text & English
translation of 14th c. defense of radical Franciscans in their dispute with
Pope John XXII. Influential pre-Reformation critique of the papacy (Fine
example of use of internet for current critical scholarship, from John
Kilcullen & John Scott).
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This page was revised
28 February 2008