The Apostolic Fathers

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Church Fathers

The following are early church fathers and apologists of the first and second centuries. The first eight or nine documents are also known as the Apostolic Fathers. The writers known as the church fathers represent the ancient orthodox church as opposed to other elements of ancient Christianity such as Gnosticism. These are the church fathers and apologists that can be read on the Early Christian Writings web site.

Church Fathers: Didache
Church Fathers: Epistle of Barnabas
Church Fathers: Clement of Rome
Church Fathers: 2 Clement
Church Fathers: The Shepherd of Hermas
Church Fathers: Ignatius of Antioch
Church Fathers: Polycarp
Church Fathers: The Martyrdom of Polycarp
Church Fathers: Epistle to Diognetus
Church Fathers: Fragments of Papias
Church Fathers: Quadratus of Athens
Church Fathers: Aristides
Church Fathers: Justin Martyr
Church Fathers: Claudius Apollinaris
Church Fathers: Minucius Felix
Church Fathers: Melito of Sardis
Church Fathers: Hegesippus
Church Fathers: Dionysius of Corinth
Church Fathers: Athenagoras of Athens
Church Fathers: Irenaeus of Lyons
Church Fathers: Rhodon
Church Fathers: Theophilus of Caesarea
Church Fathers: Theophilus of Antioch
Church Fathers: Maximus of Jerusalem
Church Fathers: Polycrates of Ephesus
Church Fathers: Pantaenus
Church Fathers: Clement of Alexandria
Church Fathers: Tertullian
Church Fathers: Serapion of Antioch
Church Fathers: Apollonius
Church Fathers: Caius
Church Fathers: Hippolytus of Rome
Church Fathers: Origen

All of the above and more are presented on the Early Christian Writings web site.

Go to the Chronological List of all Early Christian Writings

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