The Church Fathers: General Works


Altaner, Berthold. Patrology. NY: Herder, 1961.

Aquilina, Mike. The Fathers of the Church: An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers, Expanded Edition. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 2006.

Beatrice, Pier Franco. Introduction to the Fathers of the Church. Vicenza: Edizioni Istituto San Gaetano, 1987.

Bettenson, Henry, ed. and trans. The Early Christian Fathers: A Selection from the Writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius. Oxford: Oxford, 1969.*

Dirksen, Aloys. Elementary Patrology: The Writings of the Fathers of the Church. St. Louis: Herder, 1959.

Fortescue, Adrian. The Greek Fathers: Their Lives and Writings. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2007.

Goodspeed, Edgar J. A History of Early Christian Literature. Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1966.*

Hamell, Patrick J. Handbook of Patrology. NY: Alba, 1968.

Kelly, J. N. D. Early Christian Doctrines: Revised Edition. NY: Harper & Row, 1978.*

Lake, Kirsopp, trans. The Loeb Classical Library No. 24: The Apostolic Fathers I. Cambridge: Harvard University, 1977.*

Lightfoot, J. B. and J. R. Harmer. The Apostolic Fathers: Second Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.*

Musurillo, Herbert. The Fathers of the Primitive Church. NY: The New American Library, 1966.

Newman, John Henry. The Church of Our Fathers. London: John Lane, 1890.

Ramsey, Boniface. Beginning to Read the Fathers. NY: Paulist, 1985.

Richardson, Cyril C., trans. and ed. Early Christian Fathers. NY: Macmillan, 1978.*  Link is the 1953 edition.

Russell, Claire. Glimpses of the Church Fathers: Selections from the Writings of the Fathers of the Church. London: Scepter, 1994.

Tixeront, J. A Handbook of Patrology. St Louis: Herder, 1934.

Wiles, Maurice and Mark Santer, eds. Documents in Early Christian Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1993.*

Willis, John R., ed. The Teachings of the Church Fathers. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2002.

Wright, F. A., trans. Fathers of the Church: A Selection from the Writings of the Latin Fathers. London: George Routledge, 1928.*

Wuerl, Donald W. Fathers of the Church. Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 1975.