Historical Sources for Christianity

This article contains a list of historical sources for Christianity.

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Clement of Rome (35-99)

Josephus (37-100)

Tacitus (56-120)

Papias of Hierapolis (c.60-163)

Pliny the Younger (c.61-c.113)

Suetonius (c.69-after c.122)

Polycarp of Smyrna (c.69-c.155)

Justin Martyr (100-165)

Ignatius of Antioch (d.108)

Irenaeus of Lyons (c.130-c.202)

Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.215)

Tertullian (155-220)

Vibia Perpetua (c.182-203)

Origen of Alexandria (185-254)

Celsus (2nd century)

Cyprian of Carthage (c.200-258)

Galerius (c.250-311)

Lactantius (c.260-340) – The “Christian Cicero”[3, p.32]

Eusebius (263-339)

Aphrahat (c.270-c.345)

Athanasius of Alexandria (c.293-373)

Hilary of Poiters (c.300-c.368)

Pope Damascus I (305-384)

Ephram the Syrian (c.306-373)

Basil of Caesarea (c.329-379)

Ambrose of Milan (c.339-397)

John Chrysostom (347-407)

Jerome of Stridonium (c.347-420)

Saint Augustine (354-430)

Cyril of Alexandria (c.378-444)

Theodoret (393-457)

Saint Vincent of Lerins (d. c.445)

Isaac of Antioch (451-452)

Junillus (527-549)

Pope Gregory the Great (540-604)

Isidore of Seville (c.560-636)

Maximus the Confessor (c.580-662)

John of Damascus (c.676-749)

Isaac of Nineveh (7th century)

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[1] – https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/asbook11.asp#Christian%20Origins

[2] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historiography_of_early_Christianity

[3] – Andrew Roy Dyck. A Commentary on Cicero, De Legibus. https://books.google.com/books?id=3TkG0LD4CloC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false. Accessed 6 Dec. 2020.

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