Early Christianity Resources On-Line

1. St. Pachomius Library
St P Library
Virtual encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity. Emphasis on the early Church. Articles on important writers. Their works available online. Links.

2. Early Christian Writings
Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of Christian texts before the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The site provides translations and commentary for these sources, including the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Church Fathers, and some non-Christian references.

3. 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.

4. EarlyChurch.org.uk
early church
To make high quality theological material available throughout the world, thus providing Bible teachers and pastors with the resources they need to spread the Gospel in their countries. This is achieved by: Digitising and uploading in co-operation with authors and publishers, rare and out-of-print theology books and articles. Over 20,000 articles are now available for free download; Providing detailed bibliographies for Seminary level students and ministers; Providing a single cross-linked resource made up of five websites collectively known as “Theology on the Web”.

5. Early Church Fathers: Internet Sacred Text Archive
Sacred text archive
A comprehensive collection of early Christian writings.

6. Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia
coptic encyclopedia
An invaluable reference tool for Coptic Studies is “The Coptic Encyclopedia” (Aziz S. Atiya, ed. NY: Macmillan, 1991). This monumental work, with approximately 2800 entries written by 215 scholars, covers treasures of Coptic language and literature; Copto-Arabic literature; Coptic art, architecture, archaeology, history, music, liturgy, theology, spirituality, monasticism; and biblical, apocryphal, social, and legal texts. In 2009 the Claremont Graduate University (CGU) School of Religion acquired the right to develop an updated and continuously expanding and evolving web-based version of ”The Coptic Encyclopedia”.


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