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The Fathers of the Church in English -- on CD-ROM

I have received a number of requests for a CD containing as many works by the Fathers of the Church in English translation as possible. So I have decided to make one available.  


The CD contains:

The 38 volume Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers collection, in the version 2 HTML format

This standard set of patristic translations from the 19th century totals 37 volumes of the Church Fathers, including:

The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Clement of Rome, Mathetes, Polycarp, Ignatius, Barnabas, Papias, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus. Hermas, Tatian, Theophilus, Athenagoras, Clement of Alexandria. Tertullian, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen. Hippolytus; Cyprian; Caius; Novatian; Gregory Thaumaturgus; Dinoysius the Great; Julius Africanus; Anatolius and Minor Writers; Methodius; Arnobius the Elder; Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, Liturgies, The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementia, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First Ages, The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, The Visio Pauli, The Apocalypses of the Virgin and Sedrach, The Testament of Abraham, The Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, The Narrative of Zosimus, The Apology of Aristides, The Epistles of Clement (Complete Text), Origen's Commentary on John, Books I-X, Origen's Commentary on Mathew, Books I, II, and X-XIV.

The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series: Augustine: Confessions, Letters, The City of God, Christian Doctrine, On the Holy Trinity, Doctrinal Treatises, Moral Treatises, the Anti-Manichaean Writings, the Anti-Donatist Writings, Anti-Pelagian Writings, Sermon on the Mount, Harmony of the Gospels, Homilies on the Gospels, Homilies on the Gospel of John, Homilies on the First Epistle of John, Soliloquies, Expositions on the Psalms.  Also John Chrysostom: On the Priesthood, Ascetic Treatises, Select Homilies and Letters, Homilies on the Statues, Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles and the Epistle to the Romans, Homilies on First and Second Corinthians, Homilies on the Epistles to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, Homilies on the Gospel of St. John and the Epistle to the Hebrews.

The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series: Eusebius: Church History from A.D. 1-324, Life of Constantine the Great, Oration in Praise of Constantine. Socrates: Church History from A.D. 305-438; Sozomenus: Church History from A.D. 323-425. Theodoret, Jerome and Gennadius, Rufinus and Jerome. Athanasius: Select Writings and Letters.    Gregory of Nyssa: Dogmatic Treatises; Select Writings and Letters.  Jerome: Letters and Select Works.  Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory Nazianzen.  Basil: Letters and Select Works.  Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus.  Ambrose: Select Works and Letters.   Sulpitius Severus, Vincent of Lerins, John Cassian.  Leo the Great, Gregory the Great.  Gregory the Great II, Ephriam Syrus, Aphrahat.   The Seven Ecumenical Councils.

The additional fathers collection in HTML format

This contains at present: The Western Text of the Acts of the Apostles, translated from Codex Bezae; Polycarp (Ps.), Fragments from Victor of Capua; Aristides the Philosopher; Irenaeus: The Proof of the Apostolic Preaching; Hermias the Philosopher, Derision of Gentile Philosophers; The "Marcionite" prologues to St. Paul's Letters; The "Anti-Marcionite" prologues to the Gospels; Origen: Philocalia; Dionysius of Alexandria; Eusebius Pamphili of Caesarea: Contra Hieroclem (Against Hierocles), Demonstratio Evangelica (The Proof of the Gospel), Encomium on the Martyrs, The History of the Martyrs in Palestine, Letters, Onomasticon (Concerning the Place Names in Sacred Scripture), Praeparatio Evangelica (The Preparation of the Gospel), Theophania, On the Star; Philostorgius; St. Ephraim the Syrian (Ephraem Syrus), The prose refutations; Eunomius of Cyzicus, First Apology; Basil the Great, Address to Young Men on the Right Use of Greek Literature; Gregory of Nyssa, Life of St. Macrina;Gregory Nazianzen, Orations 4 and 5 against Julian; Ambrose of Milan, Letters; Pacian of Barcelona; Macarius Magnes, Apocriticus; Asterius of Amasea, 5 sermons; Chromatius of Aquileia, Prologue to the sermons on Matthew; Epiphanius of Salamis, Weights and Measures; Ps.Hegesippus, On the ruin of the city of Jerusalem;  Optatus of Milevis; John Chrysostom, Four Discourses, chiefly on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus; Jerome: Biblical Prefaces, Chronicle, Commentary on Daniel; Augustine: Enchiridion: On Faith, Hope and Love; Cyril of Alexandria: Five tomes against Nestorius, That Christ is One (Quod unus sit Christus), Scholia on the incarnation of the Only-Begotten (Scholia de incarnatione Unigeniti), Against Diodore of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia (fragments), Against the synousiasts (fragments), Commentary on the Gospel of John; Palladius: The Lausiac History, Dialogue on the life of St. John Chrysostom; Rabbula, Admonitions to the monks; Salvian; Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters; Eugippius, Life of St. Severinus; Dionysius the Areopagite; Gildas; Philoxenus of Hierapolis, 13 ascetic discourses, 3 letters; Evagrius Scholasticus; Severus of Antioch, Letters; The Chronicle of Edessa; John of Ephesus; 'Zachariah of Mitylene / Zacharias Rhetor'; Cosmas Indicopleustes; Gregory the Great, Dialogues; Licinian; Ananias of Shirak; Antiochus Strategos; Isidore of Seville, Chronicon; John of Nikiu; John Philoponus on the astrolabe; Severus Sebokht; Photius; Dionysius bar Salibi; Miscellaneous literature; appendix of pagan writers including Zosimus and Julian the apostate.

Some of the additional fathers volume in TIF format

As a bonus, a number of books are included in the form of images of the pages, in TIF format (I have checked that these can be displayed on Windows XP and Mac OS X without additional software: earlier versions of Windows may require some graphics software).  These are:

Ambrose, Letters
Asterius of Amasea
Athanasius, Festal Letters (introduction)
Basil, On pagan literature
The Chronicle of Edessa
Dionysius the Areopagite, Works
Epiphanius of Salamis, Weights and Measures
Eunomius, First Apology
Eusebius of Caesarea, Demonstratio Evangelica
Eusebius of Caesarea, On the Star
Eusebius of Caesarea, Praeparatio Evangelica
Gregory Nazianzen, Life of St. Macrina
John of Ephesus, Chronicle
Origen, Philocalia
Philoxenus, Discourses
Discoveries in the Nitrian Desert (from the Quarterly Review)
Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters
Zacharias Rhetor, Chronicle
Zosimus, New History

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