Last week, I suggested that reading the Church Fathers would be a tool to strengthen your reformed theology. During the week, I had several friends ask for a list of Early Christian writings with which to start. So here is a rough amalgamation of a few lists I sent out to friends.
Ask any patristics scholar who and what to read and you’ll get a myriad of different answers, so whilst this is by no means exhaustive, it should be a nice introduction to the writings of the Early Church.
- Epistle to Diognetus (c.130 AD.) This anonymous work is a great example of some of the earliest Christian apologetics, a genre that had its beginnings in the mid second century AD.
An online edition can be found here.
- Irenaeus, On the Apostolic Preaching (c.180 AD.) Another second century text, this is a great introduction to the Fathers. Short, Scriptural…
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