Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Library of Fathers - Index Page

The "Oxford Movement" headed by Drs. Pusey, Newman, and Keble (using the printer John Henry Parker) produced a series entitled, "A Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church, Anterior to the Division of the East and West." It apparently spans 48 volumes, but is eclipsed by the more complete series produced by Philip Schaff. Nevertheless, many of the volumes appear to be free from copyright and have become publicly available. A list of the volumes, including further information, such as the number of pages of each volume, may be found at the following link (link).

1. Saint Augustine. The confessions. (1838) Translated by Pusey. (Google)(Archive)

2. Saint Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem. The catechetical lectures. (1838) Translated by R. W. Church. (Google)(Google 2)(Archive)

3. Saint Cyprian. The treatises. (1839). Translated by Charles Thornton & J.H. Newman. (Google)(Google 2) (Archive)

4. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies ... on the first epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. (Part 1 - Homilies 1-24)(1839) Translated by Hubert Kestell Cornish & John Medley. (Google)(Archive)

5. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on the First Epistle to the Corinthians. (Part 2 - Homilies 25-44)(1839) Translated by Hubert Kestell Cornish & John Medley. (Google)(Archive)

6. Saint John Chrysostom. Commentary on Galatians, and homilies on Ephesians. (1840). Tr William John Copeland. (Google)(Archive)

7. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on Romans. (1841). Translated by C. Marriott. (Google)(Archive)

8. Saint Athanasius. Select treatises in controversy with the Arians, Pt. 1 (1842). Translated by J.H. Newman. (Google)(Google 2)(Archive)

9. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on the statues. (1842). Translated by Edward Budge. (Google)(Archive)

10. Tertullian. (Volume 1, Apologetic and Practical Treatises) (1842). Translated by C. Dodgson. (Google)(Archive)

11. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on Matthew, pt. 1 of 3. Homilies 1-25 (1843) Translated by George Prevost. (Google)(Archive)

12. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. (1843) Translated by James Tweed. (Google)(Google 2)(Archive)

13. Saint Athanasius. Historical tracts. (1843) Translated by Miles Atkinson. (Google)(Archive)

14. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. (1843) Translated by W.C.Cotton & James Tweed. (Google)(Archive)

15. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on St. Matthew, pt. 2 of 3. Homilies 26-58 (1843) Translated by George Prevost. (Google)(Archive)

16. Saint Augustine. Sermons on selected lessons of the New Testament, v.1. Matthew, Mark, and Luke (1844). Translated by R.G. Macmullen. (Google)(Archive)

17. Saint Cyprian, and Saint Pacian. The epistles of S. Cyprian...with the Council of Carthage, on the baptism of heretics. With the extant works of S. Pacian: 3 Epistles to Sympronian, Exhortation to Repentance, On baptism. (1844) Translated by H. Carey & C.H. Collyns. (Google)(Archive)

18. Saint Gregory the Great. Morals on the book of Job. Pt. 1 of 4. Parts I and II/Books 1-10 (1844). Translated by Anonymous (Charles Marriott?). (Google)(Google 2)(Archive)

19. Saint Athanasius. Select treatises in controversy with the Arians, Pt. 2 (1844). Translated by J.H. Newman. (Google)(Google 2)(Archive)

20. Saint Augustine. Sermons on selected lessons of the New Testament, v.2. John, Acts, Romans, I Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, I Thessalonians, I Timothy, Titus, James, and 1 John (1845). Translated by R.G. Macmullen. (Google)(Archive)

21. Saint Gregory the Great. Morals on the book of Job. Pt. 2 of 4. Parts III and IV and Books 11-22 (1845). Translated by James Bliss (?). (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Google 4)(Archive)

22. Saint Augustine. Seventeen short treatises. (1847) Translated by C.L.Cornish & H. Browne. (Google)(Archive)

23. Saint Gregory the Great. Morals on the book of Job. Pt. 3 of 4. vol. 3. pt. 1. Part V Books 23-29 (1847). Translated by C. Marriott (and James Bliss?). (Google)(Google 2)(Archive)

24. Saint Augustine. Expositions on the Book of Psalms. v. 1 of 6. Psalms 1-36 (1847) Translated by E.B.Pusey, H. Walford, Charles Marriott. (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Archive)

25. Saint Augustine. Expositions on the Book of Psalms. v. 2 of 6. Psalms 37-52. (1847) Translated by E.B.Pusey, H. Walford, Charles Marriott. (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Google 4)(Archive)

26. Saint Augustine. Homilies on the Gospel according to St. John, and his first Epistle. Pt. 1 of 2. Homilies 1-43, John 1-8. (1848) Translated by H. Browne. (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Archive)

27. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on the Second Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians (1848) Translated by J. Ashworth. (Google)(Archive)

28. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on the Gospel of St. John. Pt. 1 of 2. Homilies 1-41. (1848). Translated by G.T. Stupart. (Google)(Archive)

29. Saint Augustine. Homilies on the Gospel according to St. John, and his first Epistle. Pt. 2 of 2. Homilies 44-124, John 9-21 and Homilies 1-10, 1 John (1849) Translated by H. Browne. (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Google 4)(Archive)

30. Saint Augustine. Expositions on the Book of Psalms. v. 3 of 6. Psalms 53-75. (1849) Translated by E.B. Pusey, H. Walford, Charles Marriott. (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Archive)

31. Saint Gregory the Great. Morals on the book of Job. Pt. 4 of 4. vol. 3. pt. 2. Books 30-35 (1850). Translated by ??? (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Archive)

32. Saint Augustine. Expositions on the Book of Psalms. v. 4 of 6. Psalms 76-101. (1850) Translated by E.B. Pusey, H. Walford, Charles Marriott. (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Google 4)(Archive)

33. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on the Acts of the Apostles. Pt. 1 of 2. Homilies 1-28. (1851) Translated by Charles Marriot. (Google)(Archive)(Archive 2)

34. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on St. Matthew, pt. 3. Homilies 59-90 (1851) Translated by George Prevost. (Google)(Archive)

35. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on the Acts of the Apostles. Pt. 2 of 2. Homilies 29-55. (1851) Translated by Charles Marriot. (Google)(Archive)(Archive 2)

36. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies on the Gospel of St. John and his first epistle. Pt. 2 of 2. Homilies 42-88. (1848). Translated by G.T.Stupert. (Google) (Google 2)(Archive)

37. Saint Augustine. Expositions on the Book of Psalms. v. 5 of 6. Psalms 102-125 (1853) Translated by E.B.Pusey, H. Walford, Charles Marriott. (Google)(Google 2)(Google 3)(Archive)

38. Saint Athanasius. The festal epistles. (1854) Translated by Henry Burgess. (Google)(Archive)

39. Saint Augustine. Expositions on the Book of Psalms. v. 6 of 6. Psalms 126-150. (1847) Translated by E.B.Pusey, H. Walford, Charles Marriott. (Google) (Google 2) (Google 3)(Google 4)(Archive)

40. Saint Justin Martyr. The works now extant. (1861) Translated by G.J. Davie. (Google)(Archive)

41. Saint Ephrem the Syrian. Select works. (Rhythms of S. Ephrem the Syrian) (1847) Translated by J.B. Morris. (Google)(Archive)

42. Saint Irenaeus. Five books ... against heresies. (1872) Translated by John Keble. (Google)(Archive)

43. Saint Cyril of Alexandria. Commentary on the Gospel according to S. John. Pt 1 of 2 (1874) Translated by P.E. Pusey. (Google)(Archive)

44. Saint John Chrysostom. The homilies ... on the Epistle of S. Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews. (1877). Translated by P.E. Pusey and John Barrow. (Google)(Archive)

45. Saint Ambrose. Letters. (1881). Translated by Anon. (Google)(Archive)

46. Saint Athanasius. Later treatises of S. Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria, with notes: and an appendix on S. Cyril of Alexandria and Theodoret (1881). Translated by William Bright. (Google)(Archive)

47. Saint Cyril of Alexandria. Five Tomes against Nestorius; Scholia on the Incarnation; Christ is One; Fragments against Diodore of Tarsus, Theodore of Mopsuestia, The Synousiasts. (1881) Translated by Anon. (E.B.P.?) (Apparently not yet in Google)(Archive)

48. Saint Cyril of Alexandria. Commentary on the Gospel according to John. Pt 2 of 2 (1885) Translated by T. Randell (Apparently not yet in Google)(Archive)

I should point out that the translations, especially in the first volumes tend to have an apologetic aim, and consequently should be taken with a grain of salt. (see also Schaff's comments) In particular, Newman's translations are suspect, as he shortly afterward left the Anglican church for that of Rome. Nevertheless, these 48 volumes may provide at least something from which an English-speaking reader can supplement Schaff's patrology on some points.

I should also note that the Archive pdf documents are generally better than the Google pdf documents, in that the Archive pdf documents often include searchable text. So, if you plan to download, you may want to consider using the Archive links.

Hopefully, this list will serve as a handy index for readers who wish to check on what the early Christian writers had to say in the selected works that were included in the "Library of Fathers" series.

Enjoy!

-TurretinFan

13 comments:

natamllc said...

And I just received by mail 4 books by J.V. Fesko, Phd.! grrrrr

:)

Nick Norelli said...

Thanks for the links. Do you have any examples of where or how Newman's translations are suspect?

James Swan said...

Well done. Thank you.

Turretinfan said...

Unforunately, I don't have examples of how instances where Newman's translations are suspect. It's really more an issue of taking the translations with a grain of salt, in view of Schaff's comments (linked in the article) as to the nature of the enterprise undertaken.

-TurretinFan

David Waltz said...

Hello TF,

Nice work! I became aware of this series a few months back, and have downloaded most of the volumes.

I happen to own both volumes of Newman’s Select Treatises of St. Athanasius, but they are an 1881 reprint by Pickering and Company.

The second volume is useful, and is available online in various editions:

Internet Archive


Grace and peace,

David

Turretinfan said...

David,

Yes, after Newman left the Anglican church he apparently stopped cooperating with the "Protestants" including the Oxford Movement as well as Schaff in producing further editions of the Fathers. He did, however, produce his own later edition(s) (such as the 1881 edition that you mentioned).

-TurretinFan

Mike Burgess said...

You (and/or your readers) might also find this useful: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ante-Nicene_Fathers

Thanks for the links.

Turretinfan said...

Mike:

The series called the "Ante-Nicean Fathers" is one of the next ones to which I plan to post an index.

-TurretinFan

Cacofonix said...

43. Saint Cyril of Alexandria. Commentary on the Gospel according to S. John. Pt 1 of 2 (1874) Translated by P.E. Pusey. (Google)(Apparently not yet in Archive)

Perhaps it is this one:

http://www.archive.org/details/commentaryongosp01cyri

Cacofonix said...

For the two missing link at the archive see below:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Saint%20Cyril%20of%20Alexandria.%20Commentary%20on%20the%20Gospel%20according%20to%20John%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts

Turretinfan said...

Cacofonix:

Thanks for your information. I have updated the post with your helpful additions.

-TurretinFan

Andrew Suttles said...

TF -

I'm sorry this may not be the proper place to put a comment, but you don't allow comments on your fathers blog and I can't find your e-mail address.

I see you have a lot of quotations from Theodoret. Do you happen to have the Patrologia Graeca in electronic format? I am studying Galatians and I'd like to read some commentary from the Greek Fathers. I've read good things about Theodoret and I see you've quoted from his commentary on Paul, but I can't find it online. I have commentaries from Chrysostom and John of Damascus and I think this would make a nice addition. Any pointers? Thanks

Andrew
abrahamsseed.wordpress.com
andrew dot suttles at gmail dot com

Turretinfan said...

Mr. Suttles:

Here's a link to my index of the Patrologia Graecae in electronic form (link).

It has most of the volumes. Theodoret's works start around volume 80. I'm sadly missing volume 82 from the collection at present.

basically you can click the links provided and obtain a copy of the relevant volume in pdf from the linked website, or simply browse the volume, if you prefer.