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Early Church Blog · 1M ago

Church’s Task Under the Roman Empire by Charles Bigg

This is a series of four lectures on the Church’s task of evangelising the Roman Empire. Charles Bigg [1840-1908] was Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford. ...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

History of the Creeds by Andrew Burn

Andrew Ewbank Burns 1899 Introduction to the Creeds appears to be a comprehensive treatment of the subject. Originally prepared as  course book for students at Cambridge University, the auth...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

Backhouse & Tylor’s Early Church History to the Time of Constantine

Early Church History to the Death of Constantine was Edward Backhouse’s final work and was completed posthumously by Charles Tylor. Backhouse intended to write church history from the perspe...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

B.H. Streeter on the Origins of Christian Ministry

Burnett Hillman Streeter [1874-1937] is probably best remembered for his work on the Synoptic problem (available here). In this study of the the early church’s ministry he argues that the ev...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

Justin Martyr – A Dialogue With Trypho

Only three works of the Second Century Christian apologist Justin Martyr have survived, two apologies and his Dialogue with Trypho, A Jew. In the Dialogue Justin sets out to convince Trypho ...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

William Ramsay’s The Church in the Roman Empire

William M. Ramsay's book, The Church in the Roman Empire Before AD 170 is now available for free download in PDF. The map facing p.472 of the Lycus Valley in particularly useful and is repro...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

Samuel Cheetham’s Church History

The complete text of Samuel Cheetham’s A History of the Christian Church During the First Six Centuries is available for free download in PDF. The endpiece map showing the Countries reached ...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

14 Years of Theology on the Web!

Theology on the Web was launched 14 years ago this month. It is exciting to note that this anniversary coincides with three other major milestones in the development of the ministry. There a...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

Gwatkin’s Work on Arianism on-line

The following book is now available for free download in PDF: Henry Melvill Gwatkin [1844-1916], The Arian Controversy. London: Longman, Green & Co., 1889. Hbk. pp.176. Chapter I: The Beginn...
Early Church Blog · 1M ago

Travers Smith’s St Basil the Great

The following public domain book is now available for free download in pdf: Richard Travers Smith (1871-1905), St. Basil the Great. London: Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, ...