Online resources in religion and early Christianity

Online bibles: NRSV (searchable and browsable, but with copyright limits); RSV (public domain); KJV (public domain)


ATLA research dabatase (only available from a Claremont colleges terminal): database of religious studies articles, essays, books, and book reviews


The Internet Sacred Text archive


Early Christian Texts (North American Patristics Society): Links to online translations and texts


Journal of Early Christian Studies (only available from a Claremont colleges terminal)




Print resources on early Christianity

This course does not require any significant background in the study of early Christianity. Nonetheless, if you wish to fill in your historical background, you may find the following resources helpful (some of these are available in Honnold-Mudd, some in the library of the Claremont School of Theology):


Encyclopedia of Early Christianity

Henry Chadwick, The Early Church

________, The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 1: From Origins to Constantine

A People's History of Christianity, vol. 2: Late Ancient Christianity

Gillian Clark, Christianity and Roman Society

Philip Rousseau, The Early Christian Centuries

Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies



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