Early Christianity - Collections and Anthologies

[See also Patrologia Syriaca]

  • B. J. Kidd, Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church, vol. 1: To A.D. 313 (London, 1920) [link]
  • J. C. Ayer, A Source Book for Ancient Church History from the Apostolic Age to the Close of the Conciliar Period (New York, 1913) [link]

ANF and NPNF
  • The Ante-Nicene Fathers [English], ed. Roberts and Donaldson, vol. 1 (New York, 1903) [link ] (Buffalo, 1885) [link ]; vol. 2 (Buffalo, 1885) [link ]; vol. 3 (New York, 1903) [link ]; vol. 4 (New York, 1926) [link ] (New York, 1907) [link ] (Buffalo, 1885) [link ]; vol. 5 (New York, 1903) [link ] (Buffalo, 1886) [link ]; vol. 6 (New York, 1890) [link ] (Buffalo, 1886) [link ]; vol. 7 (New York, 1890) [link ] (Buffalo, 1886) [link ]; vol. 8 (New York, 1903) [link ]; vol. 9 (New York, 1903) [link ]; supplement [Bibliographical Synopsis; Index] (New York, 1890) [link ] [html versions of all these at CCEL ]
  • The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers [English], Series I and Series II [html versions of all these at CCEL ]

Apostolic Fathers
  • Editions
    • B. Ehrman (ed./tr.), The Apostolic Fathers, LCL, vol. 1 [1 and 2 Clem.; Letters of Ignatius and Polycarp; Martyrdom of Polycarp; Didache] (2003) [limited preview]
    • K. Lake (tr.), The Apostolic Fathers, LCL, vol. 1 [1 and 2 Clem.; Ignatius; Polycarp; Didache; Barnabas] (London, 1919) [link]; vol. 2 [Shep. Herm.; Martyrdom of Polycarp; Epistle to Diognetus] (London, 1917) [link]
    • H. Hemmer et al. (ed./French tr.), Les Pères apostoliques, vol. 1 [Didache, Barnabas] (Paris, 1907) [link]
    • Patrum Apostolicorum opera, ed. Gebhardt, Harnack and Zahn, 5th ed. minor (Leipzig, 1906) [link]
    • F. X. Funk, Patres Apostolici, vol. 1, 2nd ed. (Tübingen, 1901) [link]; vol. 2 (Tübingen, 1901) [link]
    • Lightfoot and Harmer (ed. and tr.), Apostolic Fathers (London, 1898) [link]
    • Lightfoot, Apostolic Fathers, pt. 1, vol. 1 [on Clement] (London, 1890) [link ]; vol. 2 [1 and 2 Clem. - texts] (London, 1890) [**link**]; 2nd ed., pt. 1 vol. 1 (London, 1890) [**link**]; pt. 2. vol. 1 [on Ignatius and Polycarp] (London, 1899) [**link**]
    • Gebhardt, Harnack and Zahn, Patrum Apostolicorum opera, vol. 1.1, 2nd ed. [1 Clem.] [**link** ]; vol. 1.2, 2nd ed. [Barnabas, Papias, Ep. ad Diogn. etc.] (1878) [**link**]; vol. 3 [Hermas, incl. Lat. version] (Leipzig, 1877) [**link**] [**alt. link**]
    • W. Jacobson, Patrum Apostolicorum quae supersunt, 4th ed., vol. 1 [1 and 2 Clem.] (Oxford, 1863) [link ]
    • Patrum apostolicorum opera, ed. C. J. Hefele, 2nd ed. (Tübingen, 1842) [link]

  • Translations
    • B. Ehrman (ed./tr.), The Apostolic Fathers, LCL, vol. 1 [1 and 2 Clem.; Letters of Ignatius and Polycarp; Martyrdom of Polycarp; Didache] (2003) [limited preview]
    • The Didache, The Epistle of Barnabas, The Epistles and the Martyrdom of St. Polycarp, The Fragments of Papias, The Epistle to Diognetus, ACW 6 (1961) [limited preview]
    • J. A. Kleist (tr.), The Epistles of St. Clement of Rome and St. Ignatius of Antioch, ACW 1 (1946) [limited preview]
    • K. Lake (tr.), The Apostolic Fathers, LCL, vol. 1 [1 and 2 Clem.; Ignatius; Polycarp; Didache; Barnabas] (London, 1919) [link]; vol. 2 [Shep. Herm.; Martyrdom of Polycarp; Epistle to Diognetus] (London, 1917) [link]
    • H. Hemmer et al. (ed./French tr.), Les Pères apostoliques, vol. 1 [Didache, Barnabas] (Paris, 1907) [link]
    • Lightfoot and Harmer (ed. and tr.), Apostolic Fathers (London, 1898) [link]
    • C. H. Hoole (tr.), Apostolic Fathers [Clem. Rom.; Ignatius; Barnabas; Polycarp] (London, 1872) [link]

  • Studies / Tools
    • L. Waterman, The Post-Apostolic Age, vol. 2 of Ten Epochs of Church History (New York, 1908) [link]
    • Goodspeed, Index Patristicus, sive Clavis Patrum Apostolicorum operum (Leipzig, 1907) [link ]

Apologists
  • J./I. K./C. T. Otto, Corpus Apologetarum Christianorum saeculi secundi, vol. 1.1 [Opera Iustini indubitata - Apologiae], 2nd ed. (Jena, 1847) [link]; vols. 1.1 and 1.2 [Apologiae and Dialogus] (Jena, 1847-1848) [link]; v .3.1 [Opera Iustini subditicia - Exp. rect. fid.; Ep. ad Zenam et Serenum; Conf. dogm. quor. Arist.; Quaest. et resp. ad orth.; Quaest. Chr. ad Gent.; fragmenta pseudo-Iustini], 2nd ed. (Jena, 1849) [link]; vol. 3.2 [Opera Iustini addubitata - Or. ad Gr., Coh. ad Gr., De Mon., Ep. ad Diogn.; fragmenta; Acta martyrii Iustini et sociorum], 2nd ed. (Jena, 1849) [link]; 3rd ed. (Jena, 1879) [link] [alt. link]; vol. 6 [Tatian] (Jena, 1851) [link] [alt. link - with vol. 7]; vol. 7 [Athenagoras] (Jena, 1857) [link]; vol. 8 [Theophilus] (Jena, 1861) [link]; vol. 9 [Hermias, Irrisio; Quadratus; Aristides; Aristo; Miltiades; Melito; Apollinaris; Marani Prolegomena] (Jena, 1872) [link]

  • J. Geffcken, Zwei griechische Apologeten (Leipzig: Teubner, 1907) [link]

Serials
  • Texte und Untersuchungen
  • Texts and Studies, vol. 1 [Aristides; Perpetua; Lord's Prayer; Heracleon] (1891) [link]; vol. 2 (1893) [link]; vol. 3 (1895) [link]; vol. 4 (1896) [link]; vol. 5.1 (1897) [link]; vol. 5 (1899) [limited preview]; vol. 7 (1901) [link]
  • Das muratorische Fragment und die monarchianischen Prologe zu den Evangelien, ed. H. Lietzmann, Kleine Texte 1 (Bonn, 1902) [link]
  • Die drei ältesten Martyrologien, ed. H. Lietzmann, Kleine Texte 2 (Bonn, 1903) [link]
  • Oriens Christianus 2 (1902) [link]; 3 (1903) [link]; 4 (1904) [link]; 5 (1905) [link]; 6 (1906) [link]; 7 (1907) [link]

Poetry and Liturgy
  • Poetae Christiani Minores, CSEL n.s. 1 (Milan, 1888) [link]
  • F. A. March (ed.), Latin Hymns, Douglass Series (New York, 1883) [link ]
  • W. Christ and M. K. Paranikas (eds.), Anthologia Graeca Carminum Christianorum (Leipzig: Teubner, 1871) [link ]
  • Poetae Ecclesiastici, vol. 3 [Tertullian through Proba] (Cameraci, 1825) [link]

  • Ordo Missae secundum missale Romanum, ed. H. Lietzmann, Kleine Texte 19 (Bonn, 1906) [link]
  • E. Renaudaut (ed.), Liturgiarum Orientalium Collectio, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (Paris, 1847) [link ]; vol. 2 (Paris, 1847) [link ]

Heresies
  • Oehler, Corpus Haereseologicum, vol. 1 [Filastrius, Augustine, Praedestinatus, Ps.-Tertullian, Ps.-Jerome, Isidore, Paul, Honorius; Gennadius, De ecclesiasticis dogmatibus] (Berlin, 1856) [link ] [alt. link ]; vol. 2.1 [Epiphanius, Panarion 1 (Haer. 1-46)] (Berlin, 1859) [link]; vol. 2.2 [Epiphanius, Panarion 2 (Haer. 47-69)] (Berlin, 1860) [link] [alt. link ]; vol. 2.3 [Epiphanius, Panarion 3 (Haer. 70-80; Expos. Fid. Cath.); Anacephalaeosis] (Berlin, 1861) [link] [alt. link]; vol. 3 [Dionysius Petavius, Animadversiones in S. Epiphanii Panarium; Jahn, Symbolae ad emendanda et illustranda S. Epiphanii Panaria (Berlin, 1861) [link ] [alt. link ]

Gnostic Writings
  • C. Schmidt (ed.), Koptisch-gnostische Schriften, vol. 1 [Die Pistis Sophia; die beiden Bücher des Jeû; unbekanntes altgnostisches Werk] GCS (Leipzig, 1905) [link]

Dogmatic Collections
  • J. C. Thilo, Bibliotheca Patrum Graecorum Dogmatica, vol. 1 [Athan.] (Leipzig, 1853) [link]; vol. 2 [Basil, Greg. Naz.] (Leipzig, 1854) [link]
  • Sammlung ausgewählter kirchen- und dogmengeschichtlicher Quellenschriften, ed. G. Krüger, 3rd ed. [includes 1) Justin's Apologies, ed. G. Krüger (Tübingen/Leipzig, 1904) [link]; 2) Tert. De paenitentia and De pudicitia, ed. E. Preuschen (Freiburg i. B., 1891) [link] 3) Tert. De praescriptione haereticorum, ed. E. Preuschen (Freiburg i. B., 1892) [link]; 4) Augustine, De cat. rud., ed. A. Wolfhard, rev. G. Krüger (Freiburg i. B./Leipzig, 1893) [link]

Councils and Creeds
  • W. Bright, The Canons of the First Four General Councils, 2nd ed. [text with notes] (Oxford, 1892) [link]
  • Acta conciliorum oecumenicorum, ed. E. Schwartz, vol. 1.5 (Berlin, 1924-26) [limited preview]; vol. 2.2.2 (Berlin, 1936) [limited preview]; vol. 2.3.1 (Berlin, 1935) [limited preview]; vol. 3 [? pages missing] (Berlin, *) [limited preview]; vol. 4.3.1 [Indices] (Berlin, 1974) [limited preview]; vol. 4.3.2.1 [Indices] (Berlin, 1982) [limited preview]
  • A. Hahn and G. L. Hahn (eds.), Bibliothek der Symbole und Glaubensregeln der alten Kirche, 3rd ed. [?] (Breslau, 1897; repr. 2005) [limited preview]; 1st ed. [? - only A. Hahn; "apostolisch-katholischen" instead of "alten"] (Breslau, 1842) [link]
  • C./K. J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church from the Original Documents, 2nd ed. vol. 1 [to A.D. 325] (Edinburgh, 1894) [link] (Edinburgh, 1872) [archive.org]; [2nd ed.(?)] vol. 2 [A.D. 326-429] (Edinburgh, 1876) [link] [archive.org]; vol. 3 [A.D. 431-451] (Edinburgh, 1883) [archive.org]; vol. 4 [A.D. 451-680] (Edinburgh, 1895) [archive.org]; vol. 5 [A.D. 626-787] (Edinburgh, 1896) [archive.org]
    • Hefele, Histoire des conciles d'après les documents originaux, vol. 1.1 (Paris, 1907) [link]; A History of the Christian Councils from the Original Documents, to the Close of the Council of Nicaea, A.D. 325, tr. W. R. Clark (Edinburgh, 1871) [link]
  • A. B. Pusey, The Councils of the Church from the Council of Jerusalem A.D. 51, to the Council of Constantinople A.D. 381 (Oxford, 1857) [link]
  • Mansi, Sacrorum conciliorum Nova amplissima collectio (1692-1769) [DCO]

  • G. D. W. Ommanney, A Critical Dissertation on the Athanasian Creed: Its Original Language, Date, Authorship, Titles,Text, Reception, and Use (Oxford, 1897) [link]
  • D. Waterland, A Critical History of the Athanasian Creed, new ed. by J. R. King (Oxford, 1870) [link]

Other
  • Florilegium Patristicum, ed. G. Rauschen, vol. 1: Monumenta aevi apostolici (Bonn, 1904) [link]; vol. 4: Tertullian, De praescriptione haereticorum [with Irenaeus, Adv. Haer. 3.3-4] (Bonn, 1916) [link]; vol. 9: Textus Antenicaeni ad Primatum Romanum spectantes (Bonn, 1914) [link]; vol. 11: Tertulliani De Baptismo et Ps.-Cypriani De Rebaptismate Recensio nova (Bonn, 1916) [link

  • Epistulae imperatorum pontificum aliorum, ed. O. Guenther, CSEL 35.1 (Vienna, 1898) [link]
  • Epistolae Romanorum pontificum genuinae et quae ad eos scriptae sunt, ed. A. Thiel, vol. 1 [a S. Hilaro usque ad Hormisdam] (Braunsberg, 1868) [link]
  • Liber Pontificalis, ed. T. Mommsen, MGH (Berlin, 1898) [link]

  • O. Holder-Egger and K. Zeumer, Indices to MGH (Hannover, 1890) [link]

  • Scriptores Ecclesiastici Minores saec. IV. V. VI., ed. E. Bratke, CSEL 45 (Vienna, 1904) [link]

  • H. P. V. Nunn (ed.), Christian Inscriptions, Texts for Students 11 (London, 1920) [link]
  • Lateinische Christliche Inschriften, mit einem Anhang jüdischer Inschriften, ed. E. Diehl, Kleine Texte 26-28 (Bonn, 1908) [link]
  • J. S. Northcote (ed.), Epitaphs of the Catacombs or, Christian Inscriptions in Rome during the First Four Centuries (London, 1878) [link]

  • Prophetarum Vitae Fabulosae, ed. Schermann (Leipzig: Teubner, 1907) [link]

ROUTH
  • M. J. Routh, Reliquiae Sacrae, vol. 1 (Oxford, 1814) [link]; vol. 4 (Oxford, 1818) [link]; 2nd ed., vol. 1 (Oxford, 1846) [link]; vol. 2 (Oxford, 1846) [link]; vol. 3 (Oxford, 1846) [link]; vol. 4 (Oxford, 1846) [link]

MERCATI
  • G. Mercati, Varia Sacra, vol. 1 [1) Anonymi Chiliastae in Matthaeum fragmenta; 2) Piccoli supplementi agli scritti dei dottori Cappadoci e di S. Cirillo Alessandrino], Studi e Testi 2 (Rome, 1903) [link]
  • G. Mercati, Note di letteratura biblica e cristiana antica (Rome, 1901) [link ]

PITRA
  • J. B. Pitra, Analecta Sacra Spicilegio Solesmensi parata, vol. 2 [Patres Antenicaeni] (Paris, 1884) [link] [archive.org]; vol. 3 [Patres Antenicaeni] (Venice, 1883) [link] [archive.org]; vol. 4 (Paris, 1883) [link] [archive.org]; vol. 5 [?] (Paris, 1888) [link] [archive.org]; vol. 8 (Monte Cassino, 1882) [archive.org] -- vol. 1 not found
  • J. B. Pitra, Analecta Novissima, vol. 1 (Paris, 1885) [archive.org]
  • J. B. Pitra, Hymnographie de l'église grecque (Rome, 1867) [link]
  • J. B. Pitra, Des canons et des collections canoniques de l'église grecque, d'après l'édition de M. G. A. Rhalli (Paris, 1858) [link]
  • J. B. Pitra, Spicilegium Solesmense, vol. 1 (Paris, 1852) [link]; vol. 2 (Paris, 1855) [link]; vol. 3 (Paris, 1855) [link]; vol. 4 (Paris, 1858) [link]
  • J. B. Pitra, Étude sur la collection des actes des saints par les RR. PP. Jésuites Bollandistes (Paris, 1850) [link]

MAI
  • A. Mai, Nova Patrum Bibliotheca, vol. 2 (Rome, 1844) [archive.org]; vol. 3 (Rome, 1845) [archive.org]; vol. 5 (Rome, 1849) [archive.org]; vol. 6 (Rome, 1853) [archive.org]; vol. 7 (Rome, 1854) [archive.org]
  • A. Mai, Scriptorum Veterum Nova Collectio, vol. 1 (Rome, 1825) [link]; vol. 2 (Rome, 1827) [link] [alt. link]; vol. 3 (Rome, 1828) [link]; vol. 4 (Rome, 1831) [link]; vol. 5 (Rome, 1831) [link]; vol. 6 (Rome, 1832) [link]; vol. 7 (Rome, 1833) [link]; vol. 8 (Rome, 1833) [link]; vol. 9 (Rome, 1837) [link]; vol. 10 (Rome, 1838) [link ] -- [cf. links at roger-pearse.com]
  • A. Mai, Spicilegium Romanum, vol. 1 (Rome, 1839) [link]; vol. 3 (Rome, 1840) [link]; vol. 6 (Rome, 1841) [link]; vol. 7 (Rome, 1842) [link]; vol. 8 (Rome, 1842) [link]; vol. 9 (Rome, 1843) [link]; vol. 10 (Rome, 1844) [link]

CRAMER
  • J. A. Cramer (ed.), Catenae Graecorum Patrum in Novum Testamentum, vol. 1 [Matthew, Mark] (Oxford, 1844) [link ]; vol. 2 [Luke, John] (Oxford, 1844) [link ]; vol. 3 [Acts] (Oxford, 1844) [link ]; vol. 4 [Romans] (Oxford, 1844) [link ]; vol. 5 [Corinthians] (Oxford, 1844) [link ]; vol. 6 (Oxford, 1844) [archive.org ]; vol. 7 [Ep. ad Tim., Tit., Hebr.] (Oxford, 1844) [archive.org ]; vol. 8 (Oxford, 1844) [archive.org ]
  • J. A. Cramer (ed.), Catena in S. Pauli epistolam ad Romanos (Oxford, 1844) [link ]


  • Guillon, Collectio selecta Patrum** [Greek works appear in Lat. translation; this collection was superseded by Migne's]
    • vol. 1 [Apost. Fathers vol. 1, incl. Justin Martyr] (Brussels, 1829) [link];
    • bound with vol. 2 [Apost. Fathers vol. 2 = Tatian, Athenag., Theoph., Hermias, Irenaeus]
    • vol. 3 [Iren. cont'd; Min. Fel.; Clem. Alex.] (Brussels, 1829) [link]
    • bound with vol. 4 [Clem. Alex. Strom.; Hippolytus] (Brussels, 1829) [link]
    • vol. 5 [Tertullian - TOC] (Brussels, 1829) [link]
    • bound with vol. 6 [Tertullian - TOC] (Brussels, 1829) [link]
    • vol. 7 [Origen vol. 1 - Letters; de princ.; de orat.; exhort. ad mart.] (Brussels, 1829) [link];
    • bound with vol. 8 [Origen vol. 2 - c. Cels.; hom.] (Brussels, 1829) [link]
    • vol. 9 [Origen vol. 3 - exegetical works on Gen.-Num.] (Brussels, 1829) [link]
    • bound with vol. 10 [Origen - exeg. on Joshua-Isaiah] (Brussels, 1829) [link]