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The body of modern churches, including (among others) the Greek and Russian Orthodox, that is derived from the church of the Byzantine Empire, adheres to the Byzantine rite, and acknowledges the honorary primacy of the patriarch of Constantinople.
The Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics is a documentary system highly specialized in patristics. Even if patristic literature remains its major preoccupation, the BIBP touches on all disciplines studying patristic Christianity. From now, the priority is given to the current information from the scientific journals.
Welcome to Fourth-Century Christianity, a site promoting and storing research tools and texts for the study of the Church and its environment in the Fourth Century. The site is sponsored by the History Department of Wisconsin Lutheran College... .
SEAN MULTIMEDIA is proud to sponsor the Patristics In English Project, an online initiative whose goal is to translate all existing patristic texts up until the year 1000 into English and then distribute them freely via the Internet.
This wiki resource is for the study of Orthodoxy through its patristic and monastic heritage. That is, it will be an environment where registered participants are able to contribute to the patristic and monastic study of Orthodox Christianity.
Irenaeus of Lyons wrote his Against Heresies c. 175-185. His work is invaluable to modern scholarship in the attempt to recover the content of Gnostic teachings in the second century. He also gives the first reference a four gospel canon.
An ascetical treatise on avoiding vice and practicing virtue so that at the end, salvation can be obtained. Written by Saint John Climacus initially for monastics, it has become one of the most highly influential and important works used by the Church.