Joannes Chrysostomus. Opera Omnia Quæ Exstant [Montfaucon, Ed.]. 1839.

Opera omnia quae exstant,

vel quae ejus nomine circumferuntur :

ad MSS. codices gallicanos, vaticanos, anglicanos, germanicosque necnon ad Savilianam et Frontonianam editionem castigata, innumeris aucta

(1835)

Author: John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407; Montfaucon, Bernard de, 1655-1741
Volumes: 13
Subject: Theology
Publisher: Parisii : Gaume
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: Latin; Ancient Greek
Call number: AEM-5443
Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto
Book contributor: Robarts – University of Toronto
Collection: robarts; toronto
Notes: No TOC

Nota from January 02, 2012: the volume 2 of this collection has not been released yet by the Internet Archive service.


Patres Quarti Ecclesiæ Sæculi: Basilius. Opera Omnia. [Caillau, Guillon Ed.]. 1833.

Collectio Selecta SS. Ecclesiæ Patrum.

Patres Quarti Ecclesiæ Sæculi:

Basilius.

Opera Omnia.

Accurantibus A. B. Caillau et M. N. S. Guillon.

1833.


Commentary. The early Church Fathers, most of whom were fanatics with an axe to grind…

El día de ayer comencé la lectura de un librito cuyo título es por demás atractivo: The Gnostics. The first Christian heretics.

Escrito por Sean Matin, este libro ofrece una visión más o menos bien documentada sobre el gnosticismo, sin preocuparse en demasía por los aspectos más áridos de su tema, y en cambio, sí resaltando los elementos más sórdidos, y que debieran tratarse con un mínimo de cuidado.

Apenas en las primeras páginas, el polemista enconado hace su aparición, en un párrafo por demás cuestionable:

Despite the writings of the early Church Fathers, most of whom were fanatics with an axe to grind, the term ‘Gnostic’ was not universally used by Gnostic teachers such as Valentinus and Marcion, who usually simply referred to themselves as Christians, nor by Church apologists such as Tertullian and Irenaeus, who often called them simply ‘heretics’. The problem is further compounded by the fact that the Gnostics themselves were comprised of diverse groups which did not have a uniform set of beliefs; indeed, diversity is one of the hallmarks of Gnosticism. Furthermore, not all Gnostics were Christian – some were Jews, some Pagan.
Modern scholarship is divided over what is actually meant by the term ‘Gnosticism’. In 1966, a colloquium of scholars met at Messina in Italy to establish exactly what is meant by Gnosticism and gnosis. They concluded that Gnosticism refers to the religious systems developed in the early centuries of the Common Era, while gnosis is the attaining of knowledge. One could therefore have gnosis, but not be a Gnostic. (For the present book, we will try to adhere to the Messina definitions.) The political theorist Eric Voegelin further muddied the waters when he attempted to define Gnosticism as being derived from a general feeling of alienation and disconnectedness with society. As a result, he detected Gnosticism in Marxism, Communism and Nazism, all of which, according to Voegelin, were movements which wanted to bring about apocalypse (he dubbed it ‘immanentising the eschaton’).
Gnostic tendencies have since been spotted in a wide variety of writers, thinkers, political and spiritual movements, and also across the spectrum of popular culture, from Hollywood movies to computer games and comics. This bewilderingly diverse group includes the likes of not only Jung, but also William Blake, Goethe, Herman Melville, Albert Camus, Hegel, Nietzsche, WB Yeats, Franz Kafka, Existentialists, all manner of Theosophists, Jack Kerouac, Philip K Dick, computer games such as the Xenosaga series, comics such as Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Alan Moore’s Promethea and movies such as The Truman Show and the Matrix trilogy.

Martin, The Gnostics. The first Christian Heretics, pp. 15-17.  2006.

Dejando de lado ese tono sensacionalista, ávido de publicidad y reconocimiento, hay un punto a favor que este libro tiene de manera indudable: obliga al lector a repensar por completo su visión de la Iglesia, y en cuanto tal, ofrece la posibilidad de indicar un sendero de estudio e investigación por demás válido, que quienquiera que esté interesado en el tema podrá sortear, tomando sus propios riesgos y obteniendo también sus propias conclusiones.

La visión panorámica -si bien afectada por ese afán de polémica- de la Historia de la Iglesia de los primeros tiempos, resalta de una manera práctica y también continua los altibajos que adolece dicho periodo histórico. Y sin dudar en llamar a Pablo ‘verdadero fundador del cristianismo’ o al mismo Pablo ‘el primer hereje cristiano’, el autor también repasa los testimonios más importantes sobre el tema, en este libro de divulgación que involuntariamente resulta estar muy bien formado, aunque la argumentación general no se atreve a sacar las últimas conclusiones de semejantes tramas.

Un libro por demás interesante, que puede leerse como una curiosidad, y de la que, escudriñando atentamente, puede obtenerse y sin duda alguna, un gran provecho.

México, Frontera Norte. 9 de Noviembre de 2011.

Alin Suciu: Pachomian Bibliography.

Alin Suciu is working in his website, on a Pachomian Bibliography.

Is mostly, a usable and practical bibliography, where are listed the most important sources about St. Pachomius, in a wide range of perspectives, languages and points of view.

This bibliography includes not only old and well known sources, the list runs too including some modern works, turning this list in a very useful source to students and scholars, and a valuable web resource.

  1. Pachomian Bibliography 1
  2. Pachomian Bibliography 2
  3. Pachomian Bibliography 3
  4. Pachomian Bibliography 4

Church history: Works, studies, theses related to the Church history.

The PLGO Community is offering a brief but useful collection, including items related to the Church History.

All these items can be accessed in the next link, as a permanent collection in our Scribd account:

 

 

Jstor Patristic/Patrological contents before 1923 year.

The PLGO Community is working in the articles related to the Patristic/Patrological fields, recently disclosed in the Jstor service.

To do this, we have created a special collection in our account of Scribd, where these articles will be added in the close future.

We hope this will facilitate the access to these materials, helping our visitors and spreading the capabilities of use of this valuable source.

The administrators.


Robinson. Texts and studies: contributions to Biblical and Patristic literature. 1891.

Texts and studies :

contributions to Biblical and Patristic literature
(1891)

Author: Robinson, J. Armitage (Joseph Armitage), 1858-1933
Subject: Ambrosiaster; Palladius, Bishop of Aspuna, d. ca. 430; Euthalius; Athanasian Creed; Egyptian Church Order; Nicene Creed; Bible; Bible; Codex purpureus petropolitanus; Liturgies
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: AFD-7083
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: Robarts – University of Toronto
Collection: robarts; toronto

 

Collection available in the Bibliotheca Pretiosa.

Available too in Scribd.

Robinson. Texts and studies : contributions to Biblical and Patristic literature. 1891. Volume 1. by Patrologia Latina, Graeca et Orientalis

Ceillier, Bauzon. Histoire générale des auteurs sacrés et ecclésiastiques [Nouvelle Édition]. 1858.

Histoire générale des auteurs sacrés et ecclésiastiques,

qui contient leur vie, le catalogue, la critique, le jugement, la chronologie, l’analyse et le dénombrement des différentes éditions de leurs ouvrages.

 (1858)

Author: Ceillier, Rémi, 1688-1761; Bauzon, Louis Marie François, 1818-
Volumes: 14
Subject: Fathers of the church; Christian literature, Early; Catholic literature
Publisher: Paris, L. Vivès
Language: French
Call number: AKL-9580
Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto
Book contributor: PIMS – University of Toronto
Collection: pimslibrary; toronto


Ceillier, Rondet. Histoire générale des auteurs sacrés et ecclésiastiques. 1729.

Histoire générale des auteurs sacrés et ecclésiastiques :

qui contient leur vie, le catalogue, la critique, le jugement, la chronologie, l’analyse & le dénombrement des différentes éditions de leurs ouvrages : ce qu’ils renferment de plus intéressant sur le dogme, sur la morale & sur la discipline de l’Église : l’histoire des conciles tant généraux que particuliers, & les actes choisess des martyrs

(1729)

Author: Ceillier, Rémi, 1688-1761; Rondet, Laurent Étienne, 1717-1785
Volumes: 23
Subject: Fathers of the church; Christian literature, Early; Catholic literature
Publisher: Paris : Chez P.A. Le Mercier père
Language: French
Call number: AJY-6301
Digitizing sponsor: University of Ottawa
Book contributor: John M Kelly Library Rare Books – University of Toronto
Collection: johnmkellyrare; kellylibrary; toronto


Schoenemann. Bibliotheca historico-literaria patrum Latinorum. 1792.

Bibliotheca historico-literaria patrum Latinorum; a Tertulliano principe usque ad Gregorium M. et Isidorum Hispalensem, ad bibliothecam Fabricii latinam accommodata (1792)

Author: Schoenemann, Carl Traugott Gottlob, 1765-1802
Volumes: 2
Subject: Fathers of the Church; Latin literature, Medieval and modern
Publisher: Lipsia, Weidmann
Language: Latin
Call number: AEZ-4228
Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto
Book contributor: Robarts – University of Toronto
Collection: robarts; toronto

Esta valiosa obra, referente citado con frecuencia en algunas Enciclopedias en sus entradas sobre Patrología y Patrística, ha sido digitalizada por IA, gracias al patrocinio de la UTL [University of Toronto Library].

Los 2 volúmenes están disponibles en su versión a color en este enlace.

Y también ha sido añadido en la cuenta de PLGO en Scribd, en su versión en blanco y negro:

Schoenemann. Bibliotheca historico-literaria patrum Latinorum. 1792. Volume 1.

Schoenemann. Bibliotheca historico-literaria patrum Latinorum. 1792. Volume 2.

Koetschau, Klostermann, Baehrens. Origenes Werke [GCS Ed.]. 1899-19.

The Internet Archive project is digitizing big lots of the GCS series, as alone volumes or specific series/opera omnia.

The works of Origen [the first 7 volumes of Origenes Werke] are now available for the use and consult by the community, and we hope that some other authors will be digitized and added to this great service.

Please note the whole collection -as indexed by Worldcat.org-, include at least 12 titles.

You can find all the available volumes in Archive.org.

Or you can browse and preview all of them in our Bibliotheca Pretiosa.

Caillau. Thesaurus Patrum Floresque Doctorum. 1827-1830.

Thesaurus Patrum Floresque Doctorum

qui cum in Theologia tum in Philosophia olim claruerunt

hoc est

DICTA, SENTENTIÆ ET EXEMPLA
ex SS. Patribus probatissimisque Scriptoribus collecta
et per locos communes distributa
cura et opere plurimorum rebus sacris addictorum

A. B. Caillau.

Mediolani Apud A. F. Stella et Filios

1827-1830