Church History and Christian Origins


Non Canonical Documents

Pages being indexed are in the General section.

General
Noncanonical Homepage, including: OT Apocrypha, OT Pseudepigrapha, Apocryphal NT Acts, Apocryphal NT, Apocalypse, Apocryphal NT Gospels, Fathers of the Church, Writings in the names of Biblical Characters
Early Church Documents (A big collection from the ECOLE Initiative)
Writings of the Church Fathers/Doctors/Saints (American University)
Tertullian -- The Apparel of Women (197 AD)
Cyprian -- The Dress of Virgins
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
The Early Church Fathers and other texts (a 38-volume collection of writings)
Gnostic scriptures and fragments in translation (The Virtual Library)
The Thunder: Perfect Mind, translated by Anne McGuire
Guide to Early Church Documents
Fathers of the Church (lots of texts)

Pseudepigrapha
The Book of Jubilees 
The Books of Adam and Eve 
Life of Adam and Eve-Slavonic Version 
A Fragment of the Apocalypse of Moses 
The Martyrdom of Isaiah 
First Enoch 
The Letter of Aristeas 
The Apocalypse of Adam 
The Revelation of Esdras

Non-Canonical Gospels
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: Greek Text A
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: Greek Text B
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: Latin Text
5th Century Compilation of Thomas Texts
An Arabic Infancy Gospel
The Gospel of James
The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary
The Gospel of Mary of Bethany
The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
The Gospel of Nicodemos (Acts of Pilate)
The Gospel of Bartholomew
The Gospel of Peter
The Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Philip
The Gospel of the Lord-by Marcion
The Secret Gospel of Mark

Non-Canonical Acts
The Acts of Andrew
The Acts and Martyrdom of Andrew
The Acts of Andrew and Matthew
The Acts of Barnabas
Martyrdom of Bartholomew
The Acts of John
The Mystery of the Cross: Excerpt from the Acts of John
The Acts of John the Theologian
The History of Joseph the Carpenter
The Book of John on the Death of Mary
The Passing of Mary
The Acts and Martyrdom of Matthew
The Martyrdom of Matthew
The Acts of Paul
The Acts of Paul and Thecla
The Acts of Peter
The Acts of Peter and Andrew
The Acts of Peter and Paul
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
The Acts of Philip
The Report of Pontius Pilate to Tiberius
The Giving Up of Pontius Pilate
The Death of Pilate
The Acts of Thaddaeus
The Acts of Thomas
The Narrative of Joseph of Arimathaea
The Book of Thomas the Contender
The Consummation of Thomas

Non-Canonical Epistles and Miscellany
The Teachings of Addeus the Apostle 
The Epistle of the Apostles 
The Correspondence of Jesus and Abgar 
John the Evangelist   
The Epistle to the Laodiceans 
The Correspondence of Paul and Seneca 
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul 
The Letter of Peter to Philip 
The Letter of Pontius Pilate to the Emperor 
The Report of Pilate to Caesar 
The Report of Pilate to Tiberius 
Excerpts from Pistis Sophia 
The Avenging of the Saviour 
The Three Steles of Seth

Apocalypses
The Apocalypse of Adam
The Revelation of Esdras
The First Apocalypse of James
The Second Apocalypse of James
The Revelation of John the Theologian
The Revelation of Moses
The Acts and Martyrdom of Matthew
The Martyrdom of Matthew
The Acts of Paul
The Acts of Paul and Thecla
The Acts of Peter
The Acts of Peter and Andrew
The Acts of Peter and Paul
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
The Acts of Philip
The Report of Pontius Pilate to Tiberius
The Giving Up of Pontius Pilate
The Death of Pilate
The Acts of Thaddaeus
The Acts of Thomas
The Narrative of Joseph of Arimathaea
The Book of Thomas the Contender
The Consummation of Thomas

Nag Hammadi Documents
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
Allogenes
The Apocalypse of Adam
The First Apocalypse of James
The Second Apocalypse of James
The Apocalypse of Paul
The Apocalypse of Peter
The Apocryphon of James
The Apocryphon of John
Asclepius 21-29
Authoritative Teaching
The Book of Thomas the Contender
The Concept of Our Great Power
The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth
Eugnostos the Blessed
The Exegesis on the Soul
The Gospel of the Egyptians
The Gospel of Philip
The Gospel of Thomas
Interlinear translation of the Coptic
The Gospel of Truth
The Hypostasis of the Archons
Hypsiphrone
The Interpretation of Knowledge
The Letter of Peter to Philip
Marsanes
Melchizedek
On the Anointing
On the Baptism A
On the Baptism B
On the Eucharist A
On the Eucharist B
On the Origin of the World
Plato, Republic 588A-589B
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
The Sentences of Sextus
The Sophia of Jesus Christ
The Teachings of Silvanus
The Testimony of Truth
The Thought of Norea
The Three Steles of Seth
The Thunder, Perfect Mind
The Treatise on the Resurrection
Trimorphic Protennoia
The Tripartite Tractate
A Valentinian Exposition
Nag Hammadi Documents Search Engine

Corpus Hermeticum
An Introduction to the Corpus Hermeticum
I. Poimandres
II. To Asclepius
III. The Sacred Sermon
IV. The Cup or Monad
V. Though Unmanifest God Is Most Manifest
VI. In God Alone Is Good And Elsewhere Nowhere
VII. The Greatest Ill Among Men is Ignorance of God
VIII. That No One of Existing Things doth Perish
IX. On Thought and Sense
X. The Key
XI. Mind Unto Hermes
XII. About the Common Mind
XIII. The Secret Sermon on the Mountain

Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician, Astronomer, and Philosopher (d. 415 C.E.)
The Life of Hypatia from The Suda
The Life of Hypatia by Socrates Scholasticus
The Life of Hypatia by John, Bishop of Nikiu
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook, including some earlier materials:
The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity

Eusebius
Eusebius: The Martyrdom of Domnina and Her Two Daughters
Corpus Iuris Civilis: The Digest and Codex: Marriage Laws
Non-Canonical Documents (Wesley Center for Applied Theology), including
Daniel and Susanna
Judith
The Books of Adam and Eve
The Acts of Paul and Thecla
The Gospel of Mary of Bethany
The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary
The Apocalypse of the Virgin

Jerome
Jerome: Letters and Select Works
To Eustochium
To Marcella
To Marcella
To Asella
To Pammachius
To Furia
To Salvina
To Amandus
To Laeta
To Eustochium
To a Mother and Daughter Living in Gaul
To Ageruchia
To Gaudentius
To Demetrias
To Principia (A Memoir of Marcella)
To Sabinianus
The Perpetual Virginity of the Virgin Mary (Against Helvidius)
The Life of Malchus, the Captive Monk
Against Jovinianus, Book I

John Chrysostom
Homily IV. Romans 1:26,27
Homily IX. 1 Timothy 2:11-15.
Homily XXXXII. John 4:13, 14
Homily XX. Ephesians 5.25

Augustine of Hippo
Confessions
City of God
Letters
On the Good of Marriage
On Holy Virginity
On the Good of Widowhood
On Marriage and Concupiscence

Tertullian
On the Apparel of Women
On the Veiling of Virgins
To His Wife
On Exhortation to Chastity
On Monogamy
On Modesty

Ambrose
Concerning Virgins
Concerning Widows

Also:
Two epistles concerning virginity
The Martydom of Perpetua and Felicitas
The Apocalypse of the Virgin
The Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena
The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary
Acts of Paul and Thecla
The Book of John Concerning the Falling Asleep of Mary
The Passing of Mary

Gregory of Nyssa
The Gregory of Nyssa Page, includes:
The Person Who Commits Impurity Sins Against His Own Body
A Funeral Oration for the Empress Flacilla
A Homily of Consolation Concerning Pulcheria
A Letter Concerning the Sorceress, to Bishop Theodoxios
The Gospel of Thomas Page


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