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New! Patrologiæ Græcæ: Study early Church history, in the original text

Using the Libraries new electronic resource won't require an act of faith. But it should help shed light on many such acts.

Patrologiæ Græcæ, compiled by J.-P. Migne in the 19th century, contains more than 160 volumes of Greek material (with Latin translations) relevant to the study of the history of the Christian Church from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439. The resource is a collection of the writings of the church leaders who wrote in Greek, including both the Eastern "Fathers" and those Western Christians who wrote before the Latin takeover of the West in the third century.

Patrologiæ Græcæ includes the early writings collectively known as the Apostolic Fathers, such as the Epistles of Clement and The Shepherd of Hermas, the church historian Eusebius, the controversial theologian Origen, and the Cappadocian Fathers Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa.

Users can access Patrologiæ Græcæ from the front page of the Libraries' website, either through IRIS or by following the path Find Articles / Indexes and Databases / Arts and Humanities / Philosophy and Religion

Posted , 2004