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Topic: First 500 years of Church history

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Subject: First 500 years of Church history
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 7:22 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
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I'm looking for books about the first 500 years of church history as writers from that peeriod of time, ie early patristic fathers, desert fathers from both the Eastern and Latin Church prior to the schism. 

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2008
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I would suggest you check into the "Ancient Christian Writers" series.  I've read the Didache, and am wanting to get some others.  An easy read is "Four Witnesses" by Rod Bennett.  I heard these suggestions from watching The Journey Home on EWTN.  I'm sure they have suggestions on their web site.  EWTN.com.  Start there and enjoy!

Date Posted: 6/22/2008 9:54 PM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2008
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The Didache is a good suggestion. "The Drama of the Lost Disciples" may be of interest to you also.