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Noncanonical Literature - The Fathers of the Church

Non-Canonical Literature Disclaimer

Can any who spend several years in those seats of learning, be excused if they do not add to that reading of the Fathers the most authentic commentators on Scripture, as being both nearest the fountain, eminently endued with that Spirit by whom all Scripture was given. It will be easily perceived, I speak chiefly of those who wrote before the council of Nicea. But who could not likewise desire to have some acquaintance with those that followed them with St. Chrysostom, Basil, Augustine, and above all, the man of a broken heart, Ephraim Syrus -- John Wesley.

Links to other Internet sites that contain documents concerning the Church Fathers

New Advent: Fathers of the Church

Early Church Fathers

Guide to Early Church Documents

St. Pachomius Library

Historic Documents of the Church

The Ecole Initiative -- An On-Line Encyclopedia of Early Church


The Fathers

The Twelve Apostles


Clement of Rome





  • Fragments of Papias








Miscellaneous Writings


Ignatius -- ?-c.108


Justin Martyr -- c. 100 - c. 165


Irenaeus of Lyons -- c. 130 - c. 200


Tertullian -- c.150-c.212


Eusebius of Caesarea -- c.260-340


Athanasius -- c.296-373


Basil the Great -- c.330-379


St. Jerome -- 331-420

  • Letters and Selected Works


John Chrysostom -- c.350-407

  • Homilies on Matthew
  • Homilies on John and Hebrews
  • Homilies on Acts and Romans
  • Commentary and Homilies on Galatians and Ephesians
  • Homilies on Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians
  • Homilies on 1st & 2nd Timothy, Titus, and Philemon
  • Various Homilies, Letters and Treatise by Chrysostom


Augustine -- 354-430

  • Confessions
  • Enchiridion
  • Dialectica
  • On Christian Doctrine
  • The Letters of St. Augustine
  • The Anti-Manichaean and Anti-Donatist Writings of Augustine


Theodore of Studium

  • THEODORE OF STUDIUM: Selected Poems, with the Letter to Casia
  • Theodore of Studium: TWENTY-SEVENTH DISCOURSE
  • Theodore of Studium: SIXTY-FIRST DISCOURSE


Methodius of Olympus


Gregory of Nazianzen


Anastasius the Librarian