Thursday, December 20, 2007

Church Fathers: Introductory Resources

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Domenico Ghirlandaio: St. Jerome in His Study (1480)

Internet Papers

Joseph A. Gallegos: A Primer on the Church Fathers [read first]

Joseph A. Gallegos: Church Fathers FAQ

Wikipedia: Church Fathers

Catholic Encyclopedia: Fathers of the Church

Marcellino D’Ambrosio: Early Church Fathers Overview: Snapshot of the Fathers of the Church

Web Pages

Dave Armstrong: Fathers of the Church

Catholic Answers: Fathers Know Best series

Joseph A. Gallegos: Cor Unum: The Teachings of the Church Fathers

New Advent: The Fathers of the Church

Philip Schaff et al: 38-volume set of the Church fathers, online


Mike Aquilina, The Fathers of the Church, Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, revised edition, 2006.

Dave Armstrong, The Church Fathers Were Catholic: Patristic Evidences for Catholicism (available in paperback or e-book)

Rod Bennett, Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002. [Clement, Ignatius, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus]

Henry Bettenson, editor, The Early Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius, Oxford University Press, 1969.


Marcellino D’Ambrosio, The Early Church Fathers (2 DVDs)

Steve Ray, Footprints of God: The Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith

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