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Classics in the History of Early Christian Literature

Classics in the History of Early Christian Literature brings back into print book-length standard texts and research monographs on the earliest literature of Christianity. Classic editions of the works of the Fathers of the Church, translations into modern languages, critical monographs on individual texts, and surveys of the ancient literature have all been done; they are often referred to; but many of them are difficult for a modern reader to access, as they moulder in the pages of periodicals of limited circulation or availability.

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Le synaxaire géorgien

Redaction ancienne de l’Union arméno-géorgienne
Edited and Translated by Nikolai Marr
ISBN: 978-1-61719-890-8
The surviving text of a Georgian martyrology, on Stephen Protomartyr, Peter and Paul, shows the influence of Armenian Christianity on Georgia, and reflects 6th century preaching against Judaism.

Kyrillos von Skythopolis

ISBN: 978-1-61143-521-4
This work details the lives of seven Palestinian monks and abbots, written in popular Greek by Cyril of Scythopolis, a sixth-century monk.

Der Römerbrieftext des Origenes

nach der Codex von der Goltz
ISBN: 978-1-61143-517-7
This text is a variant of Paul's Epistle to the Romans.

Irenaeus gegen die Häretiker

Elenchos kai anatrope tes pseudonomou gnoseos; Buch IV und V in armenischer Version
ISBN: 978-1-61143-514-6
This work presents the Armenian version of second-century Irenaeus of Lyon's last two books on heresies.

Martyrologes et douze ménologes syriaques

Edited and Translated by François Nau
ISBN: 978-1-61719-901-1
Contained in this work are thirteen lists of saints’ days in the Syriac tradition based on various sources.

A Christian Bahira Legend

Edited and Translated by Richard J. H. Gottheil
ISBN: 978-1-61143-334-0
This book relates the legend of the monk Bahira and his alleged interactions with the Prophet Muhammad.

Palästina in der persischen und hellenistischen Zeit

Ein historisch-geographische Untersuchung
ISBN: 978-1-61719-512-9
This book offers a survey of Judea, Galilee, and Coele Syria from the satrapy under Darius to the Roman reorganization under Pompey.

Das Leben des Heiligen Symeon Stylites

In Gemeinschaft mit Mitgliedern des kirchenhistorischen Seminars de Universität Jena
By Hans Lietzmann; With the Assistance of Heinrich Hilgenfeld
ISBN: 978-1-61719-307-1
This volume compiles various ancient lives including that of Simeon Stylites. This is both a standard piece of source-criticism and a sourcebook for all modern students of Symeon.

Étude sur les Origines des Églises de l'Age apostolique

ISBN: 978-1-61719-664-5
Beginning with the history of the formation of the first Christian churches, this work begins with an extensive source criticism of the text of Acts, a history of the Church of Jerusalem, and the organization and action of Paul's mission to the Gentiles.

Die Akten der edessenischen Bekenner Gurjas Samonas und Abibos

Edited and Translated by Oscar von Gebhardt; Edited by Ernst von Döbschutz
ISBN: 978-1-61719-650-8
This book presents parallel texts of the Acts of the Three Martyrs of Edessa; the Syriac text is translated into German, Greek, and Latin.

Der Paulinismus und die Logia Jesu

in ihrem gegenseitigen Verhältnis untersucht
ISBN: 978-1-61719-648-5
A classic study of the earlist Christianity, this volume attempts to solve the problem of the relation of Jesus and Paul, by arguing that Paul knew and used the common source of Matthew and Luke.

Kritische Beiträge zu dem Constantin-Schriften des Eusebius

ISBN: 978-1-61719-517-4
Five questions which arose during Heikel's editing of the first volume of his collected works of Eusebius of Caesarea, the bishop, church historian, servant and biographer of Constantine. This first volume deals with the works on Constantine.

Armenische Irenaeusfragmente

Zum Teil erstmalig herausgegeben und untersucht
Edited with an Introduction by Hermann Jordan; Translated by Willy Lüdtke
ISBN: 978-1-61719-516-7
n addition to being an independent witness to his text, there is a treatise in Armenian which has not survived in Greek. With comments on the indirect influence of Irenaeus on the Armenian Church.

Die handschriftliche Überlieferung des Epiphanius

Ancoratus und Panarion
ISBN: 978-1-61719-515-0
Epiphanius of Salamis, the late fourth-century Christian author, had a passionate concern for heresy. This monograph considers the manuscript traditions of his most notable works.

Die Harmonistik im Evangelientext des Codex Cantabrigiensis

Ein Beitrag sur neutestamentlichen Textkritik
ISBN: 978-1-61719-513-6
This is a listing and classification of the instances in which Codex D, the Beza Codex, alters the Gospels to make them agree with each other.

Libellus pro Christianos. Oratio de resurrectione cadaverum

By Athenagoras; Edited with an Introduction by Eduard Schwartz
ISBN: 978-1-61719-494-8
A full text is provided, with Latin preface and critical notes, of the works of this second-century Christian philosopher, Athenagoras. It also includes an apology for Christianity addressed to the Emperors, and an essay on the rationality of the resurrection of the dead.

Die Geschichte der dogmatischen Florilegien vom V.-VIII. Jahrhundert

ISBN: 978-1-61719-294-4
The florilegia (lists of quotations from the Fathers on a given topic) from the Council of Chalcedon to the filioque controversy

Textkritische Studien zum Neuen Testament

ISBN: 978-1-61719-293-7
Five studies in the textual criticism of the New Testament are presented in this volume.

Das Indulgenz-Edict des römischen Bischofs Kallist

ISBN: 978-1-61719-292-0
This book reconstructs the narrative of the Flight of Pope Callixtus from Rome, and its relations to his declaration that great sins could be absolved; from the attack on him by Tertullian.

Kerygma Petri

ISBN: 978-1-61719-290-6
A collection of the fragments of the lost Preaching of Peter, with possible fragments and an appendix on the dates of Jesus.


ISBN: 978-1-61719-289-0
The Acts of the Apostles in Greek, edited from the oldest manuscripts is presented here in a Gorgias edition; it is one of the three foundations of the standard Nestle-Aland Greek text.

Brüchstucke des Evangeliums und der Apokalypse des Petrus

ISBN: 978-1-61719-288-3
The surviving text of two books of New Testament apocrypha ascribed to Peter

Λογος σωτηριας προς την παρθενον (De Virginitate)

Eine echte Schrift des Athanasius
ISBN: 978-1-61719-279-1
The treatise of Athanasius of Alexandria on virginity, edited with critical notes and an evaluation of its origins are presented in this volume.

Didymus der Blinde von Alexandria

ISBN: 978-1-61719-277-7
What we know about the celebrated Alexandrian theologian, the follower of Origen, who was blind from birth.


Aussercanonische Evangelienfragmente
By Alfred Resch; Contribution by Adolf Harnack
ISBN: 978-1-61719-272-2
The sayings of Jesus not recorded in the Gospels, with an appendix on a new fragment from the Fayyum.