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)

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