Evagrius Ponticus: Text and Translation

Dr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., of Saint Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo California, has made available online the text and translation of a number of important works by the fourth-century monastic theorist Evagrius Ponticus.  His site is noteworthy for providing translations of texts that are not available in English anywhere in print, most notably the Kephalaia Gnostica, a highly influential text for monastic spirituality, extant in Syriac, but not the original Greek. Continue reading

“Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”

This open-access book by Alison Babeu, Digital Librarian and research coordinator of the venerable Perseus Project, is available for download as a searchable pdf from the website of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Continue reading

Database of Medieval Nubian Texts (DMNT)

This site is a database of published documents (currently comprising 733 texts) from Medieval Nubia that use any form of chronological system; it is administered at the University of Warsaw by Grzegorz Ochała, who used this data in his recently published book Chronological Systems of Christian Nubia (Warsaw, 2011).  The texts are in the three primary written languages of medieval Nubia: Greek, Coptic, and Old Nubian. Continue reading

Patrologia Graeca Online

This site provides links to Google Books or the Internet Archive for each volume of the series Patrologia Graeca; it is also possible to download a searchable pdf.  While not as powerful a research tool as the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, it is open access, and allows for a fast and convenient method of tracking down references to Migne. Continue reading

Bibliography on the History of Monasticism in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

This is a growing bibliography (5,768 entries as of May 2012), of fundamental importance to the field.  Although it is not yet comprehensive, it is distinguished by its scope: Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic monasticism are all covered; and early medieval monasticism, the study of which is usually inexplicably separate from its Late Antique past, is equally well represented, at any rate for the Latin West. Continue reading

Bibliographies for the Study of Early Christianity & Patristic Theology

This site is a large, partially annotated bibliography of English-language scholarship compiled by William Harmless, S.J., of Creighton University.  Though very far from comprehensive, it offers a generally reasonable selection, last updated in 2011.  The bibliography is divided into ten sections: Continue reading

John Chrysostom Bibliography

This bibliography of John Chrysostom, including the many works ascribed to him pseudonymously, is a project of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University.  One can browse online by letter (of author’s last name); and download the entire file as a searchable pdf file. Continue reading

Grégoire de Nysse

This site is administered by Albert Fandos, Guillaume Bady, Luc Fritz, and Timothée Lecaudey, with the support of Editions du Cerf and the Institut des Sources chrétiennes.  It contains an overview of Gregory of Nyssa’s life, by Fandos; a series of translations into French, some from the 19th century, others modern yet unpublished, and one from Sources chrétiennes.  Finally, there is a substantial (but not comprehensive or searchable) bibliography for Gregory of Nyssa compiled by Monique Alexandre in 2001; Continue reading

Grégoire de Nazianze: Bibliographie générale

A comprehensive, online bibliography of Gregory Nazianzen, administered by Andrea Schmidt and Isabelle Isebaert-Cauuet at the Université catholique de Louvain, Institut Orientaliste, Centre d’Études sur Grégoire de Nazianze.  Although the site is not browsable, it can be searched in several categories, including author, title, various keywords, year of publication, and language: Continue reading

Evagrius Ponticus

This site is maintained by Joel Kalvesmaki of Dumbarton Oaks; it includes a number of resources on the pivotal Egyptian monastic theorist Evagrius of Pontus.  The periodically updated bibliography now has 578 entries, which can be searched by keyword or sorted by year of publication, publication type, and author; online links are provided when available. Continue reading