The Patristics Project
The Writings of the Ancient Church
Reborn for the Modern World
THE PATRISTICS PROJECT
Patristics means “the study of the Church Fathers.” The purpose of this site is to provide valuable resources for Christians of all traditions.
Whether you are Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant, you will find this site to be an asset to your studies of ancient Christendom, while simultaneously
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Many people struggle with reading archaic sentence structure. Our English versions are carefully worded to provide the most relevant understanding of ancient texts.
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With the release of a new massive volume on the subject, Aerial Toll-Houses has once again become a hot topic. It is a peculiar teaching found in some of the church fathers that continue to perplex to this day. The Roman Catholics already have their interpretation of the fathers on the table: they call it […]
Inherited Sin Many Christians have different thoughts when they hear the words Original Sin, and this is further complicated by the fact that there are often chasms between the high-minded theologians of a given denomination, and the pop-theology of the average member. I once heard someone (within a Reformed/Calvinist tradition) say that we must not […]
St Augustine retains a controversial place within Christian theology: not only was he involved in several controversies in his own time, certain theological inclinations often referred to as “Augustinian,” with the very content of these inclinations and their subsequent theological orthodoxy, are still debated. Augustine is praised by some for his discussions regarding grace, but is […]
Who am I? Who are you? What does it mean to be human? Such existential questions are as old as history, with a variety of philosophers and theologians offering answers. In Judaism and Christianity, the most theologically robust answer is that humanity is made in the “image of God” (Genesis 1:27). However, Christian theologians debate […]
"People sometimes say: ‘What is the value of studying patristics?' I have read many theological works more than once, but very few indeed, to tell the truth, bear a second reading and even fewer a third. But I have never found either the Gospels or the great Church Fathers to be ever less than an inexhaustible source of freshness whenever I have picked them up, time after time. To me it is a sign of deep and inspired grace."
"Having the writings of the Fathers so easily accessible is a great blessing to all who seek wisdom from the inspired writings of the saints."
"Reading the early Fathers is the best way to acquire the mind of the early Church."