This page is currently under construction. It is hoped that, eventually, it will constitute a fairly useful resource for students of the Church Fathers and of Eastern Christian Studies. For the present, it does little more than to move some of the links that had been cluttering the sidebar of the blog onto a separate page to themselves. It also serves as a way for me to practice writing internal links.
A. General collections of patristic texts
- Digital Patrology
- Documenta Catholica Omnia
Eventually, it seems, all of Migne will be made available here.
- Early Christian Writings
Includes many texts not available in the Ante-Nicene Fathers and Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers series.
- Fourth-Century Christianity
“…a site promoting and storing research tools and texts for the study of the Church and its environment in the Fourth Century.” Includes ongoing translations of fragments of Marcellus of Ancyra and other writers.
- Patrology Bulgaria
A valuable on-line collection of patristic texts in the original Greek, in unicode.
B. Patristic studies
- George Bull, Defensio Fidei Nicaenae: A Defence of the Nicene Creed, out of the extant writings of the Catholick Doctors, who flourished during the first three centuries of the Church. A new translation. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1852.
Fabricius, Bibliotheca Graeca, vol. 6 (1726)
Fabricius’ Bibliotheca is an old classic work of patrology, frequently quoted by Migne in his Patrologia Græca. Vol. 6 contains mostly information about Greek ecclesiastical historians, including Pachymeres and Gregoras.
Joseph Hergenröther, Photius Patriarch von Constantinopel. Erster Band (Regensburg 1867).
Joseph Hergenröther, Photius Patriarch von Constantinopel. Zweiter Band (Regensburg 1867).
Joseph Hergenröther, Photius Patriarch von Constantinopel. Dritter Band (Regensburg 1869).
C. Byzantine studies and texts
- Claude Delaval Cobham. The Patriarchs of Constantinople. Introductions by Adrian Fortescue and H. T. F. Duckworth. Cambridge, 1911.
George Pachymeres’ De Michaele et Andronico Palaeologo, vol. 1 (Greek text)
This volume contains the text of Pachymeres’ history of the reign of Michael VIII. Edited by Immanuel Bekker, Bonn, 1835.
George Pachymeres’ De Michaele et Andronico Palaeologo, vol. 2 (Greek text)
This volume contains the text of Pachymeres’ history of the reign of Andronikos II Palaiologos. Edited by Immanuel Bekker, Bonn, 1835.
Joseph Gill, “John Beccus, Patriarch of Constantinople 1275-1282,” Byzantina 7 (1975), 251-266.
A clear, dependable biographical sketch.
PBW: Prosopography of the Byzantine World
Prosopographical Reading of Byzantine Sources, 1025-1102.
St. Photius, Encyclical to the Eastern Patriarchs
St. Photius, Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit
Suda On Line: Byzantine Lexicography
On-line collaborative translation of a tenth-century Byzantine encyclopedia.
The History of the Council of Florence
Translated from the Russian by Basil Popoff (London, 1891). Anti-unionist; based on the notes of Silvester Syropoulos.
The Syropoulos Project
An electronic publication of the translation and commentary of the Fourth Book of Sylvester Syropoulos’ Memoirs.
Theodore of Studium: His Life and Times
by Alice Gardner (London, 1905)
- Macarius Bulgakov, Théologie dogmatique orthodoxe, traduit par un russe. Tome premier (Paris 1859).
- Macarius Bulgakov, Théologie dogmatique orthodoxe, traduit par un russe. Tome second (Paris 1860).
- Fr. Aidan Nichols, O.P. “A Catholic View of Orthodoxy.”
- Spe salvi
The new encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, on hope; Dec. 2007.
The 1995 Vatican “Clarification” on the Filioque
E. B. Pusey, On the Clause “and the Son,” in regard to the Eastern Church and the Bonn Conference. A Letter to the Rev. H. P. Liddon, D.D. Oxford: James Parker, 1876.
Also available in print from Wipf and Stock, publishers.
H. B. Swete, On the History of the Doctrine of the Procession of the Holy Spirit: From the Apostolic Age to the Death of Charlemagne. Cambridge: Deighton, Bell, and Co., 1876.
Available in print from Wipf and Stock, publishers, for $25; ISBN 978-1-59244-969-9.
[Both of the above are Anglican works, originally published at the time of the Bonn Conference. As historical studies of the background to the Filioque controversy, both retain their value to this day.]
Encyclical of the Eastern Patriarchs, 1848: A Reply to the Epistle of Pope Pius IX, “To the Easterns.”
The Filioque: a Church-Dividing Issue? An Agreed Statement of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Saint Paul’s College, Washington, D.C. October, 2003.