Category: Early Church Writings (19 Posts)

The Shepherd of Hermas was highly regarded by early Christians, so much so that some even considered it part of the biblical canon. However, it was eventually decided that this book is not in fact part of the biblical canon. Shepherd of Hermas – Roberts-Donaldson Translation First Vision AGAINST FILTHY AND PROUD THOUGHTS, AND THE […]

The Shepherd of Hermas was highly regarded by early Christians, so much so that some even considered it part of the biblical canon. However, it was eventually decided that this book is not in fact part of the biblical canon. Shepherd of Hermas – J. B. Lightfoot Translation Vision 1 1:1 The master, who reared […]

The Second Epistle of Clement has Clement of Rome’s name attached to it, but there are significant doubts concerning whether it was actually written by Clement of Rome. Second Epistle of Clement – Roberts-Donaldson Translation CHAP. I.–WE OUGHT TO THINK HIGHLY OF CHRIST. BRETHREN, it is fitting that you should think of Jesus Christ as […]

The Second Epistle of Clement has Clement of Rome’s name attached to it, but there are significant doubts concerning whether it was actually written by Clement of Rome. Second Epistle of Clement – Charles H. Hoole Translation CHAPTER 1 1:1 Brethren, we ought so to think of our Lord JesusChrist as of God, as of […]

The Second Epistle of Clement has Clement of Rome’s name attached to it, but there are significant doubts concerning whether it was actually written by Clement of Rome. Second Epistle of Clement – J. B. Lightfoot Translation 1:1 Brethren, we ought so to think of Jesus Christ, as of God, as of the Judge of […]

The Epistle of Barnabas—different from the Gospel of Barnabas—is a very early Christian writing. It was probably written around AD 80–120. Although it is not part of the New Testament canon, it is often mentioned by various church fathers. The Epistle of Barnabas was probably written around AD 80–120. Who Wrote the Epistle of Barnabas? […]

The Epistle of Barnabas is a very early Christian writing. It was probably written about AD 80–120. Although it is not part of the New Testament canon, it is often mentioned by various church fathers. Epistle of Barnabas – Roberts-Donaldson Translation CHAPTER I.–AFTER THE SALUTATION, THE WRITER DECLARES THAT HE WOULD COMMUNICATE TO HIS BRETHREN […]

The Epistle of Barnabas is a very early Christian writing. It was probably written about AD 80–120. Although it is not part of the New Testament canon, it is often mentioned by various church fathers. Epistle of Barnabas – Kirsopp Lake Translation CHAPTER 1 – Greeting and introduction — Three doctrines– Prophecy 1 Hail, sons […]

The Epistle of Barnabas is a very early Christian writing. It was probably written about AD 80–120. Although it is not part of the New Testament canon, it is often mentioned by various church fathers. Epistle of Barnabas – Charles H. Hoole Translation CHAPTER 1 1:1 Hail, my sons and daughters, in the name of […]

The Epistle of Barnabas is a very early Christian writing. It was probably written about AD 80–120. Although it is not part of the New Testament canon, it is often mentioned by various church fathers. Epistle of Barnabas – J. B. Lightfoot Translation 1:1 I Bid you greeting, sons and daughters, in the name of […]

The word Didache is Greek for doctrine, didactic, or teaching. It is one of the earliest Christian writings. It was probably written sometime around AD 70 to AD 100, and seems to be a kind of manual for the early Christians. The Didache – Kirsopp Lake Translation CHAPTER 0 – 1 The Lord’s teaching to […]

The word Didache is Greek for doctrine, didactic, or teaching. It is one of the earliest Christian writings. It was probably written sometime around AD 70 to AD 100, and seems to be a kind of manual for the early Christians. The Didache – Charles H. Hoole Translation CHAPTER 1 1:1 There are two paths, […]

The word Didache is Greek for doctrine, didactic, or teaching. It is one of the earliest Christian writings. It was probably written sometime around AD 70 to AD 100, and seems to be a kind of manual for the early Christians. The Didache – J. B. Translation The Lord’s Teaching Through the Twelve Apostles to […]

The word Didache is Greek for doctrine, didactic, or teaching. It is one of the earliest Christian writings. It was probably written sometime around AD 70 to AD 100, and seems to be a kind of manual for the early Christians. The Didache – Roberts-Donaldson Translation The Lord’s Teaching Through the Twelve Apostles to the […]

The word Didache is a Greek word that essentially means doctrine, didactic, or teaching. It was written at a very early date, sometime around AD 70 to AD 100. Who Wrote the Didache? The Didache does not contain any references to who wrote it. There are claims that the twelve apostles were the authors of […]

This page contains a list of the writings of the early church fathers. Apostolic Church Fathers Didache (~ AD 50–120) Didache – Roberts-Donaldson Translation Didache – J. B. Lightfoot Translation Didache – Charles H. Hoole Translation Didache – Kirsopp Lake Translation Epistle of Barnabas (~ AD 80–120) Epistle of Barnabas – J. B. Lightfoot Translation […]

This is the text of the First Epistle of Clement, translated by Roberts-Donaldson. This epistle was likely written during the latter half of the first century, and it is one of the earliest Christian documents outside of the New Testament. First Epistle of Clement, translated by Roberts-Donaldson Letter of Clement to the Corinthians CHAPTER 1 […]

This is the text of the First Epistle of Clement, translated by Charles H. Hoole. This epistle was likely written during the latter half of the first century, and it is one of the earliest Christian documents outside of the New Testament. First Epistle of Clement, translated by Charles H. Hoole The First Epistle of […]

This is the text of the First Epistle of Clement, translated by J.B. Lightfoot. This epistle was likely written during the latter half of the first century, and it is one of the earliest Christian documents outside of the New Testament. First Epistle of Clement, translated by J.B. Lightfoot Letter of Clement to the Corinthians […]