ICS BiblioSelect: Early Christian Literature

Allen, Pauline, Neil Bronwen, and Wendy Mayer. Preaching Poverty in Late Antiquity: Perceptions and Realities. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2009.

Ashbrook Harvey, Susan and David G. Hunter, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Ayres, Lewis. Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Barnes, Timothy, D.  Constantine and Eusebius. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.

Banev, Krastu.  Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy: Rhetoric and Power. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Becker, Matthias. Porphyrios, ‘Contra Christianos’. Neue Sammlung der Fragmente, Testimonien und Dubia mit Einleitung, Übersetzung und Anmerkungen. Texte und Kommentare, Bd 52. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2016.

Booth, Alan.  “The Chronology of Jerome’s Early Years.” Phoenix 35.3 (1980): 237-259.

Bovon, Francois, et al,  Les Actes apocryphes des Apôtres, Genève, 1981.

Bowersock, Glen W. Hellenism in Late Antiquity. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1990.

Brent, Allen.  Hippolytus and the Church of Rome in the Third Century. Communities in Tension Before the Emergency of a Monarch-Bishop. Leiden: Brill, 1995.

Brown, Peter. Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity. Toward a Christian Empire. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.

Buchheit, V. “Christliche Romideologie im Laurentius-hymnus des Prudentius,” in Polychronion: Festschrift Franz Dölger zum 75. Geburtstag, ed. Peter Sirth. Heidelberg: Winter, 1966, , 121-144.

Burgess, R. W.  “The Chronograph of 354: Its Contents, Manuscripts, and History,” Journal of Late Antiquity 2012.

Burini, Clara.  Epistolari Cristiani (sec. I-V), Repertorio Bibliografico, 3 Vols.  Rome: Benedictina Editrice, 1990.

Cain, Andrew. The Letters of Jerome: Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity (Oxford Early Christian Studies). Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Capone, Alessandro, ed. Cristiani, Ebrei e pagani: il dibattito sulla Sacra Scrittura tra III e VI secolo = Christians, Jews and Heathens: The Debate on the Holy Scripture between the Third and Sixth Century. Judaïsme ancien et origines du christianisme, 12​. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017.

Carletti, Carlo   “Magna-Roma-Magnus-Petrus: l’inno a Roma di Achilleo, vescovo di Spoleto,” in Umbria Cristiana: dalla diffusione del culto al culto dei santi. Spoleto: Centro italiano di studi sull’alto medioevo, 2001, 141-56.

Cavadini, John.  “Ambrose and Augustine: De Bono Mortis.” In The Limits of Ancient Christianity: Essays on Late Antique Thought and Culture in Honor of R.A. Markus. Eds. William E. Klingshirn and Mark Vessey. Anne Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1999, 232-249.

Charlesworth, Scott D. Early Christian Gospels: Their Production and Transmission (Papyrologica Florentina, 48). Florence: Edizioni Gonnelli, 2016.

Chin, Catherine. Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Cobb, L. Stephanie. Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2016.

Colot, Blandine.  Lactance: penser la conversion de Rome au temps de Constantin. Biblioteca della rivista di storia e letteratura religiosa. Studi, 31. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2016. 

Curran, John. “Jerome and the Sham-Christians of Rome.” JEH 48 (1997): 213-29.

Den Dulk, Matthijs. Between Jews and Heretics: refiguring Justin martyr’s dialogue with Trypho. London; New York: Routledge, 2018.

Denecker, Tim. Ideas on Language in Early Latin Christianity: From Tertullian to Isidore of Seville. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017.

de Nie,Giselle, ed. Gregory of Tours: Lives and Miracles. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, 39. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 2015.

Di Berardino, Angelo ed., Istituto patristico Augustinianum. Nuovo dizionario patristico e di antichità cristiane, 3 vols. 2nd. ed. Genova: Marietti 1820, 2006-2008.

Di Berardino, Angelo, ed. The Eastern Fathers from the Council of Chalcedon (451) to John of Damascus (750). English translation by Adrian Walford. Cambridge: J. Clarke, 2006.

Divjak, Johannes and Wolfgang Wischmeyer, eds. Das Kalenderhandbuch von 354 Der Chronograph des Filocalus, Band 2 – Der Textteil. Vienna: Holzhausen, 2014.

Dijkstra, Roald. The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, Vol. 134. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2016.

Dolveck, Franz.  Paulini Nolani Carmina. Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina, 21. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2015.

Drobner, Hubertus R.  Lehrbuch der Patrologie.  Frankfurt/Main u.a.: Lang, 2011.

Drobner, Hubertus R. The Fathers of the Church: A Comprehensive Introduction, trans. Siegfried Schatzmann. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2007.

Dupont, Anthony, Shari Boodts, Gert Partoens and Johan Leemans, eds. Preaching in the Patristic era: sermons, preachers, and audiences in the Latin West. New history of the sermon, 6. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2018.

Duval, Yves. “Jérôme et l’histoire de l’Église du IVe siècle.” In B. Pouderon and Y. M. Duval, eds, L’historiographie de l’Église des premiers siècles. Paris: Beauchesne, 2001, 381-408.

Duval, Yves. La décrétale Ad Gallos Episcopos: son texte et son auteur. Texte critique, traduction française et commentaire. Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2005. 

Edwards, Mark U. Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.

Elsner, Jaś and Jesús Hernández Lobato, eds. The Poetics of Late Latin Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Erbetta, M. Gli Apocrifi del Nuovo Testamento, I-III, Casale Monferrato: Marietti, 1966-
1981. 

Evans, Gillian Rosemary, ed. First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church, The Great Theologians. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Evenepoel, Willy. Studies in the Christian Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity (Spicilegium Sacrum Lovaniense: Etudes et Documents). Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2016.

Finn, Richard, O.P.. Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Finney, Mark. Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife: Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity. New York and London: Routledge, 2016.

Fredriksen, Paula. Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism. New York: Doubleday, 2008; New Haven, CT: Yale, 2010.

Freeland, J. P. and A. J. Conway.  St. Leo the Great: Sermons. Washington CE: Catholic University of America Press, 1996.  

Galinsky, Galinsky, ed.  Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Gasti, Fabio and Michele Cutino, eds. Poesia e teologia nella produzione latina dei secoli IV-V: Atti della X Giornata Ghisleriana di Filologia Classica, Pavia, 16 maggio 2013. Pavia: Pavia University Press, 2015.

Gerzaguet, Camille.  Ambroise de Milan, La fuite du siècle. Introduction, texte critique, traduction et notes. Sources chrétiennes, 576. Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 2015.

Giavatto, Angelo and Robert Muller, eds.  Julien l’Empereur. Contre les Galiléens. Bibliothèque des textes philosophiques. Paris: Librarie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2018.

Greatrex, Geoffrey and Hugh Elton, ed. Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity. Farnham; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015.

Grig, Lucy.  “Deconstructing the Symbolic City: Jerome as a Guide to Late Antique Rome.” PBSR 80 (2012): 125-43.

Gwynn, David M. Christianity in the Later Roman Empire: A Sourcebook. London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

Hall, Stuart G. Doctrine and Practice in the Early Church, 2nd ed. London: SPCK, 2005.

Hershkowitz, Paula. Prudentius, Spain, and Late Antique Christianity. Poetry, Visual Culture, and the Cult of Martyrs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Hilberg, I. ed. Sancti Eusebi Hieronymi Epistulae. CSEL 54-6, pars I-III. Vienna, 1996.

Houghton, H. A. G. The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Kartzow, Marianne Bjelland. The slave metaphor and gendered enslavement in early Christian discourse: double trouble embodied. Routledge studies in the early Christian world. London; New York: Routledge, 2018.

Kaster, Robert A. Guardians of Language: The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity. University of California Press, 1997.

Kelly, John N. D. Early Christian Doctrines, 5th edition. New York: Continuum, 2000.

Kelly, J. N. D.  Jerome: His Life, Writings, and Controversies. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.

Krueger, Derek. Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.

Krueger, Derek. Writing and Holiness: The Practice of Authorship in the Early Christian East. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Lafferty, Maura K. “Translating Faith from Greek to Latin: Romanitas and Christianitas in Late Fourth-Century Rome and Milan.” JECS 11 (2003): 21-62.

Lagouanère, Jérôme, and Sabine Fialon, eds.  Tertullianus Afer: Tertullien et la littérature chrétienne d’Afrique (IIe-VIe siècles). Instrumenta patristica et mediaevalia, 70. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2015.

Lee, A. D. ed., Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook, 2d ed. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.

Lipsius, Richard Adelbert, and Max Bonnet. Acta Apostolorum Apocrypha, I-III. Lipsiæ: Georg Olms Verlag, 1891-1903.

Litwa, M. David.  Refutation of All Heresies. Translated with an Introduction and Notes. Writings from the Greco-Roman world, 40. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015.

Liverani, Paolo. “Saint Peter’s, Leo the Great and the Leprosy of Constantine.” PBSR 76 (2008): 155-72.

Logan, A. “Constantine, the Liber Pontificalis and the Christian Basilicas of Rome.” Studia Patristica 50 (2011): 31-53.

Magny, Ariane. Porphyry in Fragments: Reception of an Anti-Christian Text in Late Antiquity. Ashgate studies in philosophy and theology in late antiquity. Farnham; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Markus, Robert A.  “How on Earth Could Places Become Holy? Origins of the Christian Idea of Holy Places.” JECS 2/3 (1994): 257-71.

Markus, Robert A. The End of Ancient Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Markus, Robert A. Saeculum: History and Society in the Theology of St. Augustine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.

Marmodoro, Anna and Brian D. Prince, eds.  Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Marx-Wolf, Heidi.  Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the Third Century C.E. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.  

Massa, Francesco. Tra la vigna e la croce: Dioniso nei discorsi letterari e figurativi cristiani (II-IV secolo). Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge, Bd 47. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014.

Mathieu, J. M. “Horreur du cadavre et philosophie dans le mond romain. Le cas de la patristique grecque du IVe siècle.” In F. Hinard, ed., La Mort, les morts et l’au-delà dans le monde romain: actes du colloque de Caen, 20-22 novembre 1985, 159-65. Caen: Uiversité de Caen, 1987, 311-20.

McCulloh, J. “From Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Continuity and Change in Papal Relic Policy From the 6th to the 8th Century.” In E. Dassmann and K. Suso Frank, eds., Pietas: Festschrift für Bernhard Kötting.  Münster: Aschendorff, 1980, 312-24.

McCulloh, M. J. “The Cult of Relics in the Letters and Dialogues of Pope Gregory the Great. A Lexicographical Study.” Traditio 36 (1975): 145-84.

McGuckin, John Anthony. The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Meredith, Anthony. Christian Philosophy in the Early Church. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2012.

Monfrinotti, Matteo.  Creatore e creazione: il pensiero di Clemente Alessandrino. Fundamentis novis, 4. Roma: Città Nuova Editrice, 2014.

Moretti, Paola. Culture and Literature in Latin Late Antiquity: Continuities and Discontinuities (Studi E Testi Tardoantichi). Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2015.

Moreschini, Claudio and Enrico Norelli.  Early Christian Greek and Latin Literature: A Literary History. Vol. One: From Paul to the Age of Constantine, 2 vols, trans. Matthew J. O’Connell. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2005.

Morgan, Teresa. Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Morlet, Sébastien and Lorenzo Perrone. Eusèbe de Césarée. Histoire ecclésiastique. Commentaire, Tome 1: Études d’introduction. Paris: Les Belles Lettres; Les Éditions du Cerf, 2012.

Näf, Beat. “Paulinus von Nola und Rom.” In Studia Patristica, vol. 33 (1997), Louvain: Peeters, 448-53.

Neil, Bronwen and Pauline Allen, eds. Collecting Early Christian Letters: From the Apostle Paul to Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Nicholson, Oliver.  “Civitas Quae Adhuc Sustentat Omnia: Lactantius and the City of Rome.” In William E. Klingshirn and Mark Vessey, eds, The Limits of Ancient Christianity: Essays on Late Antique Thought and Culture in Honor of R.A. Markus. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999, 7-25.

Nongbri, Brent. God’s Library: The Archaeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts. New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2018.

Piovanelli, Pierluigi, and Tony Burke, eds. Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Texts and Traditions. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015.

Quaquarelli, Antonio, ed. Complementi interdisciplinari di Patrologia. Rome: Città Nuova, 1989.

Quasten, Johannes.  Patrology, 4 vols. Utrecht; Brussels: Spectrum; Westminster, Md.: Newman Press, 1950-1986. Vol. 4: Edited by Angelo Di Berardino; with an introduction by Johannes Quasten.

Quiroga Puertas, Alberto J., ed. Rhetorical Strategies in Late Antique Literature: Images, Metatexts and Interpretation. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017.

Radde-Gallwitz, Andrew, Ellen Muehlberger, eds. The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings, vols. 1-2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Rahner, Hugo. Miti greci nell’interpretazione cristiana (Studi religiosi,18). Bologna: EDB, 1990.

Rahner, Hugo. I simboli della Chiesa. L’ecclesiologia dei Padri. Cinisello Balsamo: San Paolo,1995.

Rea, Jennifer. Perpetua’s Journey: Faith, Gender, and Power in the Roman Empire. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Rebillard, Éric and Jörg Rüpke, eds. Group Identity and Religious Individuality in Late Antiquity. CUA studies in early Christianity. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2015.

Roberts, Michael. “Rome Personified, Rome Epitomized: Representations of Rome in the Poetry of the Early Fifth Century.” American Journal of Philology 122 (2001): 533-65.

Roberts, Michael.  Poetry and the Cult of the Martyrs: The Liber Peristephanon of Prudentius. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

Rohmann, Dirk. Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity: Studies in Text Transmission. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2017.

Rohrbacher, David. The Historians of Late Antiquity. London: Routledge, 2002.

Roldanus, Johannes. The Church in the Age of Constantine: The Theological Challenges. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Rousseau, Philip. “Christian Culture and the Swine’s Husks: Jerome, Augustine, and Paulinus.” In The Limits of Ancient Christianity: Essays on Late Antique Thought and Culture in Honor of R.A. Markus. Eds. William E. Klingshirn and Mark Vessey. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999, 172-87.

Rutgers, Leonard V. Making Myths. Jews in Early Christian Identity Formation. Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2009.

Salzman, Michele R.  “Apocalypse Then? Jerome and the Fall of Rome in 410 CE.” In Paul B. Harvey, Jr., and Catherine Conybeare, eds, Maxima Debetur Magistro Reverentia. Essays on Rome and the Roman Tradition in Honor of Russell T. Scott.  Biblioteca di Athenaeum 54. Como: New Press Edizioni, 2009, 175-92.

Sieben, Hermann Josef.  Exegesis Patrum. Saggio bibliografico sull’esegesi biblica dei Padri della Chiesa, Sussidi Patristici 2.  Rome: Istituto Patristico Augustinianum, 1983.

Siegmund, Albert.  Die Überlieferung der Griechischen Christlichen Literatur in der lateinischen Kirche bis zum zwölften Jahrhundert, Veröffentlichungen der bayerischen Benediktiner-Akademie. München-Pasing: Filser-Verlag, 1949.

Simmons, Michael Bland.  Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate. Oxford studies in late antiquity. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Snyder, Gregory. Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World: Philosophers, Jews and Christians. London/New York: Routledge, 2000.

Stang, Charles M.  Our Divine Double. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 2016.

Straw, Carole. “Martyrdom and Christian Identity: Gregory the Great, Augustine, and Tradition.” In The Limits of Ancient Christianity: Essays on Late Antique Thought and Culture in Honor of R.A. Markus, Eds. William E. Klingshirn and Mark Vessey. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999, 250-267.

Urbano, Arthur. “Sizing-Up the Philosopher’s Cloak: Christian Verbal and Visual Representations of the Tribon,” in Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity, eds. Kristi Upson-Saia, Carly Daniel-Hughes, Alicia J. Batten. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014.

Urbano, Arthur.  The Philosophical Life: Biography and the Crafting of Intellectual Identity in Late Antiquity.  Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2013.  

Urbano, Arthur.  “Tailoring Rhetoric: Verbalizing Philosophical Dress in the Second Sophistic,” in The One Who Sows Bountifully: Essays in Honor of Stanley K. Stowers, edited by Caroline Johnson Hodge, Saul M. Olyan, Daniel Ullucci and Emma Wasserman, Society of Biblical Literature, 2013, 243-254.

Van Hoof, Lieve and Peter Van Nuffelen, eds. Literature and Society in the Fourth Century AD: Performing ‘paideia’, Constructing the Present, Presenting the Self. Mnemosyne supplements. Monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature, 373. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2014.

Weidmann, Clemens.  Augustinus, Sermones selecti. Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Bd 101. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2015.

Wiesen, D. S. St. Jerome as a Satirist: A Study in Christian Latin Thought and Letters. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1964.

Wilken, Robert Louis. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Young, Francis, L., Lewis Ayres, and Andrew Louth, eds. The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Young, F. and A.Teale. From Nicaea to Chalcedon, 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.

Zetzel, James E. G. Critics, compilers, and commentators: an introduction to Roman philology, 200 BCE-800 CE. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.