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The Apostolic and Early Church Fathers cited below were originally composed in the Ante-Nicene period before AD 400. The Apostolic and Early Church Fathers are crucial for confirming the authentic text of the Gospel of Luke and ten of the Pauline epistles that were modified by the heretic Marcion circa AD 140. The Apostolic and Early Church Fathers provide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd century quotations from the New Testament.

Links to the Apostolic and Early Church Fathers:

The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, and Clement of Alexandria (Entire)

Tertullian

Fathers of the Third Century: Tertullian, Part Fourth; Minucius Felix; Commodian; Origen, Parts First and Second

Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian

Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius, and Minor Writers, Methodius

Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries: Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily

The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementia, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First

The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach

Archelaus
Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

Aristides the Philosopher
The Apology

Arnobius
Against the Heathen

Athenagoras
A Plea for the Christians
The Resurrection of the Dead

Barnabas
Epistle of Barnabas

Caius
Fragments

Clement of Alexandria
Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?
Exhortation to the Heathen
The Instructor
The Stromata, or Miscellanies
Fragments

Clement of Rome
First Epistle
Second Epistle
Two Epistles Concerning Virginity
Recognitions

Commodianus
Writings

Cyprian of Carthage
The Life and Passion of Cyprian
The Epistles of Cyprian
The Treatises of Cyprian
The Seventh Council of Carthage

Dionysius of Rome
Against the Sabellians

Dionysius the Great
Extant Fragments
Exegetical Fragments

Gregory Thaumaturgus
A Declaration of Faith
A Metaphrase of the Book of Ecclesiastes
Canonical Epistle
The Oration and Panegyric Addressed to Origen
A Sectional Confession of Faith
On the Trinity
Twelve Topics on the Faith
On the Subject of the Soul
On All the Saints
On Matthew 6:22-23

Hermas
The Pastor (or "The Shepherd")

Hippolytus
The Refutation of All Heresies
The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Exegetical
Expository Treatise Against the Jews
Against Plato, On the Cause of the Universe
Against the Heresy of Noetus
Discourse on the Holy Theophany
The Antichrist
Appendix

Ignatius of Antioch
Epistle to the Ephesians
Epistle to the Magnesians
Epistle to the Trallians
Epistle to the Romans
Epistle to the Philadelphians
Epistle to the Smyraeans
Epistle to Polycarp
The Martyrdom of Ignatius
The Spurious Epistles

Irenaeus of Lyons
Adversus haereses
Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus

Julius Africanus
Extant Writings

Justin Martyr [SAINT]
First Apology
Second Apology
Dialogue with Trypho
Hortatory Address to the Greeks
On the Sole Government of God
Fragments of the Lost Work on the Resurrection
Miscellaneous Fragments from Lost Writings
Martyrdom of Justin, Chariton, and other Roman Martyrs
Discourse to the Greeks

Lactantius
The Divine Institutes
The Epitome of the Divine Institutes
On the Anger of God
On the Workmanship of God
Of the Manner In Which the Persecutors Died
Fragments of Lactantius
The Phoenix
A Poem on the Passion of the Lord

Mathetes
Epistle to Diognetus

Methodius
The Banquet of the Ten Virgins
Concerning Free Will
From the Discourse on the Resurrection
Fragments
Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna
Oration on the Psalms
Three Fragments from the Homily on the Cross and Passion of Christ
Some Other Fragments

Minucius Felix
Octavius

Novatian
Treatise Concerning the Trinity
On the Jewish Meats

Origen
Origen de Principiis
Africanus to Origen
Origen to Africanus
Origen to Gregory
Origen Against Celsus
Letter of Origen to Gregory
Commentary on the Gospel of John
Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

Pamphilus 
Extant Writings

Papias 
Fragments

Peter of Alexandria 
The Genuine Acts of Peter
The Canonical Epistle
Fragments

Polycarp 
Epistle to the Philippians
The Martyrdom of Polycarp

Rufinus
Apology
Commentary on the Apostles' Creed
Prefaces

Tatian
Address to the Greeks
Fragments
The Diatessaron

Tertullian
The Apology
On Idolatry
De Spectaculis (The Shows)
De Corona (The Chaplet)
To Scapula
Ad Nationes
(A Fragment)
An Answer to the Jews
The Soul's Testimony
A Treatise on the Soul
The Prescription Against Heretics
Against Marcion
Against Hermogenes
Against the Valentinians
On the Flesh of Christ
On the Resurrection of the Flesh
Against Praxeas
Scorpiace
Appendix (Against All Heresies)
On Repentance
On Baptism
On Prayer
Ad Martyras
The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity 
Of Patience
On the Pallium
On the Apparel of Women
On the Veiling of Virgins
To His Wife
On Exhortation to Chastity
On Monogamy
On Modesty
On Fasting
De Fuga in Persecutione

Theodotus
Excerpts

Theophilus
Theophilus to Autolycus

Liturgies
The Liturgy of James
The Liturgy of Mark
The Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles

 

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