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Orthodox Early Fathers Bundle (54 vols.)

by 43 authors John Chrysostom, Augustine of Hippo, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Parker, John, Giles, J. A., Bede, Pusey, P. E., Cyril of Alexandria, Mason, Arthur James, Lightfoot, Joseph Barber, Harmer, J. R., Marshall, Edward, John Damascene, Chase, Frederic Henry, Saint Patrick, Olden, Thomas, Moore, Herbert, Palladius, Mitchell, C. W., Ephrem the Syrian, Bevan, A. A., Burkitt, F. Crawford, Eusebius of Caesarea, Socrates Scholasticus, Sozomen, Theodoret of Cyrus, Evagrius, Harris, J. Rendel, Benedict of Nursia, Ohleyer, Leo Joseph, Justin Martyr, Trollope, W., Clarke, W. K. Lowther, Perthes, Frederic M., Healy, John, Robertson, J. N. W. B., Brightman, F. E., Gregory the Great, Budge, Ernest A. Wallis, Origen, Lewis, George, Pachomius, Shodde, George H.

42 publishers The New York School of Philanthropy, Macmillan Co., William Heinemann, James Parker & Co., James Bohn, SPCK, Rivingtons, Logos Bible Software, Deighton Bell and Co., George Bell and Sons, James McGlashan, J. Nisbet & Co., Williams and Norgate, Samuel Bagster and Sons, C. J. Clay and Sons, Longman, Thomas Richardson and Son, Catholic University of America, Walter Smith, Harper & Brothers, G. Bell, J. Hall & Son, John P. Jewett & Company, Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, Sheldon, Lamport & Blakeman, M. H. Gill & Son, Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Benziger Brothers, David Nutt, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, John Henry Parker, J. G. F. & J. Rivington, Francis & John Rivington, Thomas Baker, Chatto & Windus, T&T Clark, The Presbyterian Review Association, Asher and Co., Robert B. Blackader, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1843–1930

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Overview

The Orthodox Early Fathers Bundle contains important works from key Early Church Fathers, providing the original language texts as well as the English translations. You will gain an invaluable collection of volumes covering a detailed account of the history of the Church, Cyril of Alexandria’s major writings translated into English, John Chrysostom’s four oratory discourses on the parables of the rich man and Lazarus, an anthology of Bede’s selected short writings and letters, scholarly attention on the Apostolic Fathers, and much more.

With the Logos edition all Scripture passages in the Orthodox Early Fathers Bundle are tagged and appear on mouse-over and link to the original language texts and English translations in your library. You can compare the texts side by side and get instant access to a wealth of dictionaries, lexicons, and language reference tools in your digital library. Double-clicking any Greek word automatically opens a lexicon to help you decipher its meaning and understand its context.

Key Features

  • Original Greek language texts of Justin Martyr’s works
  • Contains the English translations of the works attributed to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
  • Over 30 hymns from St. Ephraim the Syrian
  • The Three Epistles of S. Cyril contains the Greek texts and the English translations
  • Historical information on the Desert Fathers
  • Patristic writings from Saint Macarius, Palladius, and Pachomius
  • Critical approach to The Lausiac History
  • Biographies of John Chrysostom
  • Criticism and application of Chrysostom’s work
  • Comprehensive biography of St. Patrick’s life and works

Individual Titles

The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine

  • Author: Eusebius
  • Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 410

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An homage written shortly after Constantine’s death, this detailed panegyric is the only substantial record we have of Constantine the Great written during that era. A controversial figure, Constantine was the first Roman emperor to espouse Christianity. This biographical account is the only written source of Constantine’s life altering vision of a floating cross with the inscription “Conquer by this.”

An Ecclesiastical History to the 20th Year of the Reign of Constantine

  • Author: Eusebius 
  • Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1847
  • Pages: 468

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Divided into ten parts, this is a detailed accounting of the history of the Church from the incarnation of Christ to the year 324. A rich chronicle of writers, bishops, heretics, martyrs, persecutions, and more, this collection of anecdotes is an invaluable historical trove.

A History of the Church in Seven Books

  • Author: Socrates
  • Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 592

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A continuation of Eusebius’s work, Socrates recounts the history of the Church from the rule of Constantine to the year 439 in seven parts. Thought to be an even treatment of the Church, this understated and simple history differs from Eusebius’s work as it also gives a secular account of history as well.

A History of the Church in Nine Books

  • Author: Sozomen
  • Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1846
  • Pages: 476

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A reportage of the same era that Socrates covered, Sozomen presents another characterization of this time in history providing historians and theologians with corroboration of many of the depicted people and events. The accounting of monastic communities in Sozeman’s books has proven to be exceptional, likewise, his work on early missionary activities is captivating.

A History of the Church in Five Books

  • Author: Theodoretus
  • Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1843
  • Pages: 394

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Un-chronological and not as extensive as Socrates and Sozomen’s works, these five books also cover the years 322–427. Another vantage point from which to study this rich history, these books are still greatly valued because of their alternate sources and abundant inclusion of letters.

A History of the Church in Six Books

  • Author: Evagrius
  • Publisher: Samuel Bagster and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1846
  • Pages: 348

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A continuation of the work of Eusebius, Socrates, Sozomen, and Theodoretus, Evagrius’s important work historicizes the Nestorian and Monophysite controversies of the fifth and sixth centuries, as well as providing an absorbing commentary on the many subjects he documents.

The Philocalia of Origen

  • Author: Origen
  • Translator: George Lewis
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 242

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The present volume contains a selection of scriptural problems and their solutions from various treatises of Origen. It is generally thought that the book, and also the division and titles of its chapters, were the work of the Church fathers Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, and mailed by Gregory to Theodore, Bishop of Tyana.

As most of Origen’s works have been lost, The Philocalia of Origen is an important text for the history of biblical interpretation. This English translation by George Lewis includes the translation of the Greek preface and a detailed index.

George Lewis graduated from the University of London in 1869 and from Balliol College, Oxford in 1884. He was ordained in 1872 and became vicar of Dodderhill in 1888. He is the author of numerous works, including A Life of Joseph Hall and An Oxford Parish Priest. He is also the noted translator of St. Basil’s De Spiritu Sancto and St. Jerome’s Dogmatic Treatises.

Justin Martyr’s Apologies: Greek Text with Notes

  • Author: Basil L. Gildersleeve
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 289

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This volume contains the Greek text of Justin Martyr’s first and second Apologies, and the Epistle to Diognetus. Gildersleeve includes over 150 pages of notes and analysis, and the book offers three useful indexes: a Greek index, a subject index, and an index of Scripture references found in each text.

The notes are the chief features of this book, and these are models of conciseness, completeness, and scholarship. The points of syntax, especially, are worthy of careful consideration, as Dr. Gildersleeve brings into comparison with the Greek of Justin, the classic authors, the LXX, the New Testament, and Hellenistic writers generally, as well as the Hebrew idiom.

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Basil L. Gildersleeve was a Presbyterian clergyman, professor, author, and translator. Gildersleeve fought in the American Civil war, and taught Greek and Hebrew at various universities including the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University, and served as the editor for the American Journal of Philology.

Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho: Greek Text with Notes, vol. 1

  • Author: William Trollope
  • Publisher: J. Hall
  • Publication Date: 1846
  • Pages: 150

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William Trollope provides valuable notes on the Greek text of Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho, along with an introduction to Justin Martyr in English. Outside of the New Testament, Dialogue with Trypho is considered one of the earliest attempts to systematically explain Christ as the Messiah prophesized in the Old Testament.

Rev. William Trollope was a professor of classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and later founded a school in Oatlands, Tasmania in 1852.

Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho: Greek Text with Notes, vol. 2

  • Author: William Trollope
  • Publisher: J. Hall
  • Publication Date: 1847
  • Pages: 143

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This is the second volume of William Trollope’s notes on the Greek text of Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho.

Rev. William Trollope was a professor of classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and later founded a school in Oatlands, Tasmania in 1852.

The Works of Dionysius the Areopagite, vol. 1

  • Author: Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
  • Translator: John Parker
  • Publisher: James Parker and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 232

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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite is an important and influential Christian author who wrote in the 5th or 6th century. Even though it is now recognized that the attribution of these works to the Dionysius mentioned in Acts 17:34 is false, they’re still incredibly important for the history of Christian doctrine due to their influence on Eastern and Medieval Christianity and the Christian contemplative tradition.

The Works of Dionysius the Areopagite contains the English translations of all the works attributed to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite from the original Greek, as well as introductions to the works by translator John Parker. These works include Divine Names, Mystical Theology, Celestial Hierarchy, Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, and 11 epistles.

Contents include:

  • Dionysius the Areopagite on Divine Names
  • Dionysius the Areopagite on Mystic Theology
  • Letters of Dionysius the Areopagite
  • Liturgy of St. Dionysius, Bishop of the Athenians
  • Objections to Genuineness

The Works of Dionysius the Areopagite, vol. 2

  • Author: Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
  • Translator: John Parker
  • Publisher: James Parker and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 188

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Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite is an important and influential Christian author who wrote in the 5th or 6th century. Even though it is now recognized that the attribution of these works to the Dionysius mentioned in Acts 17:34 is false, they’re still incredibly important for the history of Christian doctrine due to their influence on Eastern and Medieval Christianity and the Christian contemplative tradition.

The Works of Dionysius the Areopagite contains the English translations of all the works attributed to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite from the original Greek, as well as introductions to the works by translator John Parker. These works include Divine Names, Mystical Theology, Celestial Hierarchy, Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, and 11 epistles.

Contents include:

  • Dionysius the Areopagite and the Alexandrine School
  • Dionysius the Areopagite on the Heavenly Hierarchy
  • Dionysius the Areopagite on the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy
  • Appendix
  • Index

S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion, and Bardaisan, vol. 1

  • Author: C. W. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 311

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Volume one of S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations contains the English translation of St. Ephraim’s five discourses against false teachings. In the first discourse, Ephraim directs his main attack against the teachings of Manichaeism, a major Gnostic religion that was challenging Christianity. The other four refutations are directed at Bardaisan, Mani, and Marcion. This volume also contains discourses 2–5 in the original Syriac.

Charles Wand Mitchell (1878–1917) was Hebrew Master at Merchant Taylors’ School, London. He was ordained in 1907 and received his MA in 1912. In 1915, he served in World War I as a chaplain in the Canadian Army. It was on the Front, while bandaging a wounded soldier, where he was fatally wounded on May 3, 1917.

S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations of Mani, Marcion, and Bardaisan, vol. 1

  • Authors: C. W. Mitchell, A. A. Bevan, and F. C. Burkitt
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 419

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Volume two of S. Ephraim’s Prose Refutations contains further refutations against Bardaisan, Mani, and Marcion and a discourse on virginity. This volume also contains each discourse in the original Syriac, with an introductory essay by F. C. Burkitt on St. Ephraim, the origin of the manuscripts, the theological systems of Bardaisan, Mani, and Marcion, and notes on the method of translation.

Charles Wand Mitchell (1878–1917) was Hebrew Master at Merchant Taylors’ School, London. He was ordained in 1907 and received his MA in 1912. In 1915, he served in World War I as a chaplain in the Canadian Army. It was on the Front, while bandaging a wounded soldier, where he was fatally wounded.

Francis Crawford Burkitt (1864–1935) was Norris Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge from 1905 to 1934. His academic focus was the reception of the New Testament and textual criticism. He is known both for the critical stance he took on the notion of the Caesarean text type proposed by B. H. Streeter and also for his standard edition of Curetonianus, one of two known existing Old Syriac New Testament manuscripts.

Select Metrical Hymns and Homilies of Ephraem Syrus

  • Author: Henry Burgess
  • Publisher: Robert B. Blackader
  • Publication Date: 1953
  • Pages: 198

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Henry Burgess provides an in-depth introduction to the origin and development of Syrian metrical literature and on the life and poetry of Ephraem. Following the introduction, there are English translations of 35 hymns and nine metrical homilies. Burgess also provides a three-fold indice: of Syriac words, Scripture texts used, and an index of subjects.

Henry Burgess (1808–1886) was ordained a priest in 1851 and earned an LLD at Glasgow University the same year. He received his PhD from University of Göttingen in 1852. He authored numerous works, including a translation of Festal Letters of St. Athanasius, and was the editor for Clerical Journal and the Journal of Sacred Literature for over 10 years.

Fragments of the Commentary of Ephrem Syrus upon the Diatessaron

  • Author: J. Rendel Harris
  • Publisher: C. J. Clay and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 101

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The Diatessaron is a prominent Gospel harmony created by Tatian, an early Christian apologist and monk. The Diatessaron was used as the standard Gospel text in the liturgy of at least some sections of the Syrian Church for possibly up to two centuries and was quoted or alluded to by Syrian writers. This volume contains the English translation of fragments from St. Ephraim’s commentary on the Diatessaron, along with Harris’ notes.

J. Rendel Harris (1852–1941) was educated at Clare College, Cambridge, before becoming Professor of New Testament Greek at Johns Hopkins University and at Haverford College. Harris then taught theology at Leiden University. He spent much of his career in the Near East collecting and translating rare manuscripts.

A Commentary upon the Gospel According to S. Luke, vol. 1

  • Author: St. Cyril of Alexandria
  • Translator: R. Payne Smith
  • Publisher: University Press
  • Publication Date: 1859
  • Pages: 366

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This commentary, like many other patristic commentaries, was delivered in a course of short sermons. Volume one includes eighty sermons and covers the Gospel of Luke up to chapter 11:14.

A Commentary upon the Gospel According to S. Luke, vol. 2

  • Author: St. Cyril of Alexandria
  • Publisher: University Press
  • Publication Date: 1859
  • Pages: 365

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Volume two of Cyril of Alexander’s commentary includes eighty sermons and covers the Gospel of Luke up to chapter 24:45.

Commentary on the Gospel According to S. John, vol. 1

  • Author: St. Cyril of Alexandria
  • Publisher: James Parker & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 684

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Volume one of Cyril of Alexander’s Commentary on the Gospel According to S. John is divided into ten chapters and covers John 1–9:1.

Commentary on the Gospel According to S. John, vol. 2

  • Author: St. Cyril of Alexandria
  • Publisher: Walter Smith
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 732

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Volume two of Cyril of Alexander’s Commentary on the Gospel According to S. John is divided into seven chapters and covers John 9:2–21. This volume also contains indices that cover both volumes.

Five Tomes against Nestorius; Scholia on the Incarnation; Christ is One; Fragments against Diodore of Tarsus, Theodore of Mopsuestia, the Synousiasts

  • Author: St. Cyril of Alexandria
  • Publisher: James Parker & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 406

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This volume contains the following works by Cyril of Alexandria:

  1. Five Books against Nestorius
    • Tome I
    • Tome II
    • Tome III
    • Tome IV
    • Tome V
  2. The Scholia on the Incarnation
  3. That Christ is One by Way of Dispute with Hermias
  4. Fragments of Treatise against Diodre, Bishop of Tarsus
  5. Fragments of Treatise against Theodore, of Mopsuestia
  6. Fragments of Treatise against the Synousiasts

The Three Epistles of S. Cyril

  • Author: St. Cyril of Alexandria
  • Editor: P. E. Pusey
  • Publisher: James Parker & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 75

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This volume contains two letters to Nestorius and one letter to John Bishop of Antioch. Editor P. E. Pusey presents the letters in Greek and Latin with notes and provides the English translations. The former of the two letters to Nestorius was read at the very opening of the Council of Ephesus, immediately after the recitation of the Nicene Creed.

The Paradise of the Holy Fathers, vol. 1

  • Author: Ernest A. Wallis Budge
  • Publisher: Chatto & Widus
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 470

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The Paradise of the Holy Fathers is a compilation of the histories of the Desert Fathers—the Anchorites, recluses, monks, Coenobites, and ascetics of the early Church— as translated by E. A. Wallis Budge from the original Syriac manuscripts. It includes an introduction to Palladius and to Christian monasticism in Egypt, an overview of the life of St. Anthony, and “The History of the Monks” by Hieronymus.

Ernest A. Wallis Budge (1857–1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum.

The Paradise of the Holy Fathers, vol. 2

  • Author: Ernest A. Wallis Budge
  • Publisher: Chatto & Widus
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 366

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The Paradise of the Holy Fathers, a compilation of the histories of the Desert Fathers—the Anchorites, recluses, monks, Cenobitics, and ascetics of the early Church— as translated by E. A. Wallis Budge from the original Syriac manuscripts. Volume two includes the sayings of the Fathers.

Ernest A. Wallis Budge (1857–1934) was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum.

Fifty Spiritual Homilies of St. Macarius the Egyptian

  • Author: A. J. Mason
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 393

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Macarius of Egypt was a fourth-century Egyptian Christian monk and hermit. Considered a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, he founded a monastery that bears his name and is now in possession of the Coptic Orthodox Church. This collection of writings, originally ascribed to this saint, has in recent years had its authorship questioned. Nevertheless it is a favorite work on Orthodox spirituality and monastic struggles, and it provides great insight into the life of early Christian monks and ascetics.

A. J. Mason (1851–1928) was an English clergyman, theologian, and scholar.

The Lausiac History of Palladius

  • Author: W. K. Lowther Clarke
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 217

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A revised translation and critical approach of Abbot Cuthbert Butler’s The Lausiac History of Palladius.

William Kemp Lowther Clarke (1879–1968) was the canon residentiary of Chichester.

The Rules of Pachomius

  • Author: G. H. Schodde
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 11

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Pachomius was a third-century Christian monk, often cited as the “father of monastic institutions.” He is credited with the foundation of Christian cenobitic monasticism, a tradition that stresses community life governed by religious rules and precepts. The rules he set forth for this lifestyle are collected and translated in this excerpt from The Presbyterian Review by George H. Schodde.

George Henry Schodde (1854–1917) was an American scholar of the Coptic language and Old Testament Pseudepigrapha.

Four Discourses of Chrysostom

  • Translator: F. Allen
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 129

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A collection of John Chrysostom’s four oratory discourses on the parables of the rich man and Lazarus. In these rhetorical addresses, delivered in Antioch, John Chrysostom challenges the people of Antioch with a sermon series on Lazarus and how this parable relates to their faith. In the first discourse, he takes on the drunkenness of pagans encouraging the church to deny the flesh and take a stance against inebriation. The second discourse encourages them to consider future judgement and denies the myth that those who die violent deaths become wandering spirits. The third discourse is an address on the state of seeming injustice in the world, where the wicked prosper and the just have troubles. The fourth discourse considers confession and conscience. All four present eloquently formed rhetorical arguments that give insight into the preaching of the early church.

Sermon on Alms

  • Translator: Margaret M. Sherwood
  • Publisher: New York School of Philanthropy
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 31

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Passing through the marketplace on his way to church one winter day, John Chrysostom saw beggars and the crippled lying in the street neglected. In response, he delivered a homily imploring his congregants to take alms and care of the poor and overlooked people of the city. Translated from the parallel Greek and Latin text of the Abbé Migne.

The Dialogue of Palladius Concerning the Life of Chrysostom

  • Author: Herbert Moore
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 265

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This treatise, attributed to Palladius, the Bishop of Aspuna, gives us a full biography of John Chrysostom and includes eyewitness accounts of the orator’s life. It address Chrysostom’s personality and demeanor—highlighting both his moral failures and triumphs. The Life of Chrysostom is written in a dialogue form and has been translated from a Greek manuscript. An introduction by Herbert Moore discusses the authorship, the premise of the book, and presents an overview of Chrysostom’s life.

Herbert Moore (1863–1942) was an English scholar and priest.

Life of John Chrysostom

  • Author: Frederic M. Perthes
  • Publisher: John P. Jewett and Company
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 261

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Based on the investigations of Neander, Böhringer, and others, Life of John Chrysostom details the “golden-mouthed” orator’s influence on Asia Minor. It offers a look into his role as preacher and bishop, his interactions with different sects and notable persons during his life, and an exacting account of his three-year exile.

Chrysostom: A Study in the History of Biblical Interpretation

  • Author: Frederic Henry Chase
  • Publisher: Deighton, Bell, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 230

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Understanding Chrysostom’s exegetical work is important to understanding the Antiochene Church, and Frederic Henry Chase provides a comprehensive examination of the orator’s contributions to the school of Antioch and his interpretations of the Old Testament. In this broad treatise, Chase also takes on the influence of Chrysostom’s critical and scholarly work, as well as his observations on the New Testmant Gospels and Epistles. His work is a detailed analysis of Chrysostom’s homiletic and oratorical giftings and insights on the ancient church.

Frederic Henry Chase was principal of the clergy training school in Cambridge.

The Pauline Formula “Induere Christum” with Special Reference to the Works of St. John Chrysostom

  • Author: Leo Joseph Ohleyer
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 136

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As part of his doctoral dissertation, Leo Joseph Ohleyer examined Paul’s formulaic, yet much disputed, “induere Christum,” a metaphor derived from putting on a garment. He relies heavily on John Chrysostom’s exegesis and interpretation of Romans 13:14 and Galatians 3:27 to supplement and support his point of view, devoting an entire chapter of his dissertation to an examination of Chrysostom’s thoughts and ideas. His work provides a historico-literary investigation of the text, providing arguments for and against Chrysostom’s text.

Leo Joseph Ohleyer (1891–1974) graduated from the Catholic University of America with a doctorate of theology.

The Divine Liturgies of Our Fathers among the Saints John Chrysostom and Basil the Great with that of the Presanctified

  • Author: J. N. W. B. Robertson
  • Publisher: David Nutt
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 547

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A parallel Greek and English text that contains “The Order of the Hesperinos,” “The Order of the Orthros,” “The Arrangement of the Divine and Sacred Liturgy,” “The Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom,” “The Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints Basil the Great,” the “Explanation of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified,” and “The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified.”

J. N. W. B. Robertson is also the author of The Acts and Decrees of the Synod of Jerusalem, Sometimes Called the Council of Bethlehem, Holden Under Dositheus, Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1672.

The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation

  • Author: Bede
  • Publisher: James Bohn
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 410

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The Venerable Bede’s The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation has endured as one of the most important and engaging books of history ever written. Divided into five books, The Ecclesiastical History chronicles the Christian history of England, as well as its political history, from the time of Caesar’s invasion in 55 B.C. to the year it was completed, about 731.

The most important record we have from this time period, Bede’s exciting work recounts the rise of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England through the vivid depictions of England’s formative years: epic battles, heroic soldiers, kings and queens, monks and bishops, saints and martyrs. A thrilling journey into history, filled with unforgettable characters and events, Bede’s The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation is essential reading for understanding the spread of Christianity throughout England in the Middle Ages.

The Historical Works of Venerable Bede

  • Author: Bede
  • Publisher: James Bohn
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 391

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Contained in this volume are some of the Venerable Bede’s shorter works, including the biographies of various abbots, monks, and bishops that depict the fascinating daily life of monastic living. Also included are some of Bede’s original letters relating to his Ecclesiastical History and his thoughts on Church discipline, as well as his Chronicles of the Ages of the World. This fascinating collection of works is prefaced with a detailed biography of the renowned monk’s life and work.

Explanation of the Apocalypse

  • Author: Bede
  • Publisher: James Parker and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 205

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Written about 710–716, Explanation of the Apocalypse is one of the earliest commentaries on the Book of Revelation ever written. Bede’s succinct but in-depth commentary, separated into three books, is unique in its division of Revelation into seven distinct sections. Included in this volume is a letter to Eusebius, where Bede explains his reasons for structuring his commentary the way he did, as well as an index of the passages of Scripture that he references.

The Confession of St. Patrick

  • Author: Thomas Olden
  • Publisher: James McGlashan
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 78

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“I am Patrick, a sinner, the most unschooled and least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many,” was the first sentence St. Patrick penned of his Confession—the autobiography of his life and missionary journeys. Over the past centuries, various writers have quoted from St. Patrick’s Confession, finding encouragement in its many lessons of faith and humility. The Confession St. Patrick is a translation of St. Patrick’s famous Confession from its original Latin. It includes an extensive introduction and notes, as well as an explanation of the translation process Thomas Olden underwent.

Contents

  • Of St. Patrick’s Birth and Captivity, and of This Confession
  • Having Escaped from Slavery, by Flight, He Returns to His Country
  • Of His Calling into Ireland, and of Many Impediments
  • The Fruits of His Mission
  • He Declares with How Much Disinterestedness He Had Preached the Gospel

Thomas Olden (1823–1900) was the rector of Ballyclogh 1868–1899, Cork, Ireland. He attended Trinity College in Dublin and received a BA, MA, BD, and honorary DD. An Irish Anglican writer, he wrote over sixty entries, mostly on Irish saints.

The Life and Writings of St. Patrick

  • Author: John Healy
  • Publisher: M. H. Gill & Son
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 765

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The Life and Writings of St. Patrick is one of the fullest and exact accounts of St. Patrick’s missionary labors in Ireland. Avoiding bias opinions of the saint by gathering information from ancient records, this biography allows the story of St. Patrick’s life to speak for itself. It includes nine appendixes that discuss—in detail—various aspects of St. Patrick’s life, as well as a map illustrating St. Patrick’s missionary journeys through Ireland.

Contents

  • Early Lives of St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick’s Birthplace and Family
  • St. Patrick’s Childhood and Boyhood
  • The Captivity of St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick’s Teachers
  • St. Patrick’s MIssion and Consecration
  • St. Patrick in Ulster
  • St. Patrick’s Conflict with the Druids
  • St Patrick at Magh Slecht
  • St Patrick in Roscommon
  • St. Patrick in Mayo
  • St. Patrick on the Cruachan Aigle
  • St. Patrick in Tirawley
  • St. Patrick in Tirebagh
  • St. Patrick in Tirebrill and Moylurg
  • St. Patrick in Tirconnell
  • St. Patrick in Inishowen and Derby
  • St. Patrick in Down and Connor
  • St. Patrick in Oriel
  • St. Patrick in North Leinster
  • St. Patrick in South Leinster
  • St. Patrick in Ossory
  • St. Patrick in the Diocese of Limerick
  • St. Patrick Reforms the Brehon Code
  • St. Patrick in Ulidia
  • St. Patrick in Armagh
  • St. Patrick’s Labors in Armagh
  • St. Patrick’s Synods
  • St. Patrick’s Sickness, Death, and Burial
  • The Writings of St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick’s School of Armagh
  • The Household of St. Patrick
Dr. Healy has gone over the ground himself; has collected the popular traditions; has identified, wherever possible, the sites of the old Patrician churches, and to our mind has given the most accurate, the most complete, and the most interesting account of what may be called the topography of St. Patrick’s life.

The Irish Ecclesiastical Record

Dr. Healy gives us, form an inside standpoint, a copious and exhaustive history of Ireland’s Apostle. The present work, containing over seven hundred and fifty good-sized pages, embodies everything of value that is known, or probably ever will be known, on the subject. Its chief excellence is the wealth of topographical lore which the learned author has brought to his task. . . . The narrative of St. Patrick’s journeying is greatly enlivened by the Archbishop’s identification of the various places and landmarks in the modern nomenclature.

Catholic World

John Healy (1841–1918) was Archbishop of Tuam from 1903 to 1918. Prior to that, He served as Bishop of Clonfert from 1896 to 1903.

St. Augustine’s Confessions, vol. 1

  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Translator: William Watts
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co.
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 235

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Volume one of Augustine’s Confessions contains “Book I” through “Book VIII.”

St. Augustine’s Confessions, vol. 1: Latin Text

  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co.
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 235

This volume of Augustine’s Confessions contains the Latin text of “Book I” through “Book VIII.”

St. Augustine’s Confessions, vol. 2

  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Translator: William Watts
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co.
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 239

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Volume two of Augustine’s Confessions contains “Book IX” through “Book XIII.”

St. Augustine’s Confessions, vol. 2: Latin Text

  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co.
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 239

This volume of Augustine’s Confessions contains the Latin text of “Book IX” through “Book XIII.”

Select Letters

  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Translator: James Houston Baxter
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: G. P. Putman’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1930
  • Pages: 267

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Select Letters contains 62 of Augustine’s letters.

James Houston Baxter (1894–1973) was professor of ecclesiastical history at the University of St. Andrews.

Select Letters: Latin Text

  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: G. P. Putman’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1930
  • Pages: 267

This volume of Select Letters contains the Latin text of 62 of Augustine’s letters.

The Apostolic Fathers in English

  • Author: J. B. Lightfoot
  • Editor: J. R. Harmer
  • Translator: J. B. Lightfoot
  • Publisher: Macmillan & Co., London
  • Publication Date: 1898

In this classic and highly influential collection, England’s Lord Bishop of Durham, J. B. Lightfoot, focuses all scholarly attention on the Apostolic Fathers, while making the texts accessible to a broader audience. The Logos edition will be complete with Lightfoot’s edition of the Greek, his English translation, and introductions.

How are the “Apostolic Fathers” different from the “Early Church Fathers?” In brief, the writings known as the Apostolic Fathers include only the texts thought to have been written by people who knew the Apostles or were one degree separated from them.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity explains the origins of the term thus, “The phrase ‘Apostolic Fathers’ goes back to a 1672 Paris edition prepared by J.-B. Cotelier entitled Ss. Patrum qui temporibus apostolicis floruerunt … opera. This work contained Barnabas, 1 and 2 Clement, the epistles of Ignatius and Polycarp, Martyrdom of Polycarp, and Hermas. Although the historicity is debatable, the phrase has secured a place in historical study. It now applies also to Didache, the Epistle to Diognetus, the Quadratus Fragment, and the fragments of Papias.”

These early Christian writings shed light not only on theological developments, but on issues of canonicity, lexicography, and ecclesiology. They are cited extensively both in lexicons (e.g., BDAG and TDNT) and commentaries (e.g., NAC and WBC). BDAG, for example, contains nearly 2,500 references to the letters of Ignatius alone! Read more about the value of the Apostolic Fathers for biblical studies.

The introductory material also contains an extract from the Last Will and Testament of J. B. Lightfoot

Contents:

  • The Epistles of Clement of Rome
  • The Epistles of S. Ignatius
  • The Epistle of S. Polycarp
  • The Martyrdom of S. Polycarp
  • The Didache, or Teaching of the Apostles
  • The Epistle of Barnabas
  • The Shepherd of Hermas
  • The Epistle to Diognetus
  • The Fragments of Papias (not included in the Lake edition)
  • The Reliques of the Elders Preserved in Irenaeus (not included in the Lake edition; appears with Papias Fragments and disclaimers in Holmes edition)

Joseph Barber Lightfoot was educated at Cambridge and Oxford, became the Lord Bishop of Durham in the church of England, served as a minister in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and was Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. He was also one of the original members of the New Testament Company of Bible Revisers. His other commentaries include volumes on Galatians and Philippians.

The Apostolic Fathers in Greek

  • Author: J. B. Lightfoot
  • Editor: J. R. Harmer
  • Translator: J. B. Lightfoot
  • Publisher: Macmillan & Co., London
  • Publication Date: 1898

In addition to having all of the contents as the English text, the Greek text is searchable by morphology. Morphological searches make it easy to look for particular forms, grammatical constructions, or combinations of terms and morph codes.

Contents:

  • The Epistles of Clement of Rome
  • The Epistles of S. Ignatius
  • The Epistle of S. Polycarp
  • The Martyrdom of S. Polycarp
  • The Didache, or Teaching of the Apostles
  • The Epistle of Barnabas
  • The Shepherd of Hermas
  • The Epistle to Diognetus
  • The Fragments of Papias (not included in the Lake edition)
  • The Reliques of the Elders Preserved in Irenaeus (not included in the Lake edition; appears with Papias Fragments and disclaimers in Holmes edition)

Joseph Barber Lightfoot was educated at Cambridge and Oxford, became the Lord Bishop of Durham in the church of England, served as a minister in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and was Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. He was also one of the original members of the New Testament Company of Bible Revisers. His other commentaries include volumes on Galatians and Philippians.

The Holy Rule

  • Author: St. Benedict of Nursia
  • Translator: a Priest of Mount Melleray
  • Publisher: Thomas Richardson and Son
  • Publication Date: 1865
  • Pages: 134

St. Benedict is hailed as the father of the monastic tradition in Western Christianity. His Rule has remained the foundation and structure of Western monasticism for nearly fifteen centuries. Benedict’s Rule contains seventy-three guidelines for living in an ascetic community. The themes cover include: the monk’s involvement with the outside world, the appropriate treatment of guests, and the nature of authority with the community.

St. Benedict of Nursia is honored by the Roman Catholic church as the patron saint of Europe and he founded multiple communities just outside of Rome for monks. He lived from 480 A.D.–547 A.D.

Liturgies Eastern and Western: Eastern Liturgies

  • Author: Frank Edward Brightman
  • Publisher: Oxford
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 707

When asked by Oxford to revise Hammond’s text, Frank Edward Brightman set out with a far more ambitious plan. With the intention of expanding Liturgies Eastern and Western into two volumes, he added to the number of liturgical texts included, initiated fresh English translations, and reorganized the content according to how it might appear on a given liturgical day. Hammond’s geographical divisions are nonetheless maintained, where, after the introduction, Brightman provides the texts of the Syrian Rite, followed by the Egyptian Rite, Persian Rite, and the Byzantine Rite. Each of these individual sections receives its own table of contents at the beginning of its section with a short paragraph of the textual basis for the liturgy.

Brightman’s efforts were so drastic and extensive that he created an essentially new work that shared little more than the title with Hammond’s original. But this came at a cost: the second volume on the Western Liturgies never came into being. Nevertheless, Brightman’s work to provide more reliable text editions and more extensive scriptural references has given the volume an enduring quality even to this day.

Indeed, when we think of all the thought that has gone to make [Brightman’s] book the complete and scholarly thing that it is, we can only record our deep sense of debt to its author for the self-effacing conscientiousness that is its note, and for the high ideal of devotion to the service of God in letters which it sets before his fellows.

The Critical Review of Theological and Philosophical Literature vol. 7

For more than a century now, [Brightman’s work] has served as a reference work to students and scholars in comparative liturgy and has been quoted thousands of times in publications, classes, and research projects. Due to the wide range of its materials, it will undoubtedly remain a most valuable tool for many years to come. Students and scholars in the field of liturgy need, and will need, to have this volume at their disposal.

—Dr. Ugo Zanetti, former professor, Oriental Institute of the Catholic University of Louvain

Frank Edward Brightman (1856–1932) was a fellow of Magdalen College and librarian of Pusey House at Oxford. A meticulous scholar, he is most well-known for his edition of Liturgies Eastern and Western: vol. 1: Eastern Liturgies. Its contents were the fruits of extensive journeys to various monasteries in the East. In 1915, he published English Rite a valuable book detailing the varying editions of the Book of Common Prayer in parallel columns. Between 1904 and 1932, Brightman was joint-editor of the Journal of Theological Studies, which continues to be in circulation today. As a strong high churchman, his advice and counsel was regularly sought by the Church of England.

Barlaam and Ioasaph

  • Author: St. John Damascene
  • Translators: G. R. Woodward and H. Mattingly
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Co.
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 640

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The Greek legend of Barlaam and Ioasaph, traditionally attributed to St. John Damascene, serves as a re-telling of the life of Buddha through a Christian lens. Although the story’s original plot may have been adapted from Christians of the East for their own use, St. Damascene’s Barlaam and Ioasaph is clearly a celebration of Christian monasticism. The Greek text and the English translation are both provided in this volume, along with an in-depth introduction in which the authors discuss its authorship and more.

Despite its considerable interest, religious and in places fairly human, Barlaam and Ioasaph has never before been completely translated into English from the original, and the present undertaking is a work of considerable value, carefully executed.

The Nation

George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848–1934) was born in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead and educated at Gonville and Casius College, Cambridge. Woodward is most known for his writing and translating of hymns, and his works include Carols for Easter and Ascension-tide and A Cambridge Carol Book: Being Fifty-two Songs for Christmas, Easter, and Other Seasons.

Harold Mattingly (1884–1964) was Craven Scholar and Fellow of Gonville and Casius College, Cambridge. He joined the British Museum in 1910 in the Department of Printed Books before moving to the Department of Coins and Medals where he was responsible for a total revision of the chronology and study of Roman coinage. His other works include Earliest Times to the Fall of the Roman, The Imperial Civil Service of Rome, and The Man in the Roman Street.

On Holy Images

  • Author: St. John Damascene
  • Translator: Mary H. Allies
  • Publisher: Thomas Baker
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 145

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Responding to the edict by the Byzantine Emperor Leo III banning the veneration or exhibition of holy images, St. John Damascene penned a defense of holy images that garnered his reputation as an important thinker and writer. In On Holy Images, Allies provides an English translation from the original Greek of John Damascene’s classic text, as well as translating three sermons on the Assumption of Mary.

A translation of the treatise on Holy Images by the last of the great Greek Fathers, who is at the same time the definite forerunner of the speculative method inaugurated by the scholastics of the Middle Ages, has a special interest and significance for our time.

The American Ecclesiastical Review

The Damascene’s polemic is of great historical as well as dogmatic interest. It deserves attention for its argument, its style, and its effects.

The Critical Review of Theological and Philosophical Literature

Mary H. Allies translated numerous works from the Church Fathers, including Leaves from St. Augustine, as well as the biography of her father, Thomas Allies, the Story of a Mind.

Morals on the Book of Job, vol. 1

  • Author: St. Gregory the Great
  • Translator: Charles Marriott
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 621

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St. Gregory the Great’s massive four-volume commentary on the Book of Job is thought to have been written between 578 and 595. The first two chapters from the Book of Job are explained in a three part structure: historical, allegorical, and moral application. Gregory the Great then follows a historical, mystical, and moral pattern of explaining the Book of Job. Volume one of the Morals on the Book of Job covers the Book of Job chapters 1–12.

Throughout the whole Church, and in particular England, the works of St. Gregory became the foundation of the moral, theological, and spiritual teaching during the centuries after his death. It is not too much to say that his Morals on the Book of Job and his treatise on the Pastoral Charge long formed the storehouses from which generations of spiritual writers drew their inspirations, their ideas, and frequently their very words.

The Dublin Review

Charles Marriott (1811–1858) was an Anglican priest, fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and one of the members of the Oxford Movement.

Morals on the Book of Job, vol. 2

  • Author: St. Gregory the Great
  • Translator: Charles Marriott
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 597

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St. Gregory the Great’s massive four-volume commentary on the Book of Job is thought to have been written between 578 and 595. Gregory the Great explicates the Book of Job in a three part structure: historical, mystical, and moral application. Volume two of the Morals on the Book of Job covers the Book of Job chapters 12–31.

Charles Marriott (1811–1858) was an Anglican priest, fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and one of the members of the Oxford movement.

Morals on the Book of Job, vol. 3

  • Author: St. Gregory the Great
  • Translator: Charles Marriott
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1847, 1850
  • Pages: 918

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St. Gregory the Great’s massive four-volume commentary on the Book of Job is thought to have been written between 578 and 595. Gregory the Great explicates the Book of Job in a three part structure: historical, mystical, and moral application. Volume three of the Morals on the Book of Job covers the Book of Job chapters 32–41.

Charles Marriott (1811–1858) was an Anglican priest, fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and one of the members of the Oxford movement.

Product Details

  • Title: Orthodox Early Fathers Bundle
  • Volumes: 54