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REL 600 Introduction to Theology: Patristic Resources

A guide to a course taught by Professor Willie Jennings.


This section of the guide introduces editions (original language and in translation) of early Christian writings, which may be useful for papers that require pre-modern sources. Use the drop-down menu to find particular writers or genres. 

Finding Primary Sources

To browse the shelves for books by or about early Christian authors, use the call numbers BR65 or BR1720. Then use the first letter of the author's name. For example, Ambrose = BR65.A....

Series and Collections of Early Christian Writings in English Translation

The following volumes collect Christian writings (in translation) from a variety of sources and time periods: 

Editorial Series

The following book series regularly publish edited volumes of early Christian writings in original language.