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THEO 373 - Person & Mission of Jesus: Patristics

This course explores New Testament understandings of some of the titles of Jesus, such as Christ, Lord, and Savior, and investigates the development of Christological doctrine in the early centuries of Christianity.


Patristic literature: The Greek and Latin Fathers of the Church are central to the creation of Christian doctrine and the establishment of the Christian Church as a social entity in the first five centuries CE. This page introduces you to resources one may use to study the writings and teachings of the Fathers of the Church and the Patristic Age that is generally considered to run from the end of the Apostolic Age (c. 100 CE) to either 451, the date of the Council of Chalcedon, or ending in the 8th century with the Second Council of Nicaea.

General Collection

First Council of Nicea -- 325 AD

Councils of the Church

Selected resources include:

Good website

DVDs at OSF Library