Classic Manuals of Greek Literature from the Ottoman Period

In this post I will collect links to digitized versions of classic manuals of Greek literature (primarily theological literature) from the Ottoman period, 1453-1923:

Dimitrakopouos, Andronikos. Ορθόδοξος Ελλάς: ήτοι περί των Ελλήνων των γραψάντων κατά Λατίνων και περί των συγγραμμάτων αυτών. 1872.

Dimitrakopouos, Andronikos. Προσθήκαι και διορθώσεις εις την Νεοελληνικήν Φιλολογίαν Κωνσταντίνου Σάθα. 1871.

Grass, Konrad. Geschichte der Dogmatik in russischer Darstellung. 1902.

Legrand, Emile. Bibliographie hellenique: ou description raisonnee des ouvrages publies en Grec par des Grecs aux XVe et XVIe siecle. 4 vols, 1885-1906.

Legrand, Emile. Bibliographie hellenique: ou description raisonnee des ouvrages publies par des Grecs au dix-septieme siecle. 5 vols, 1894-1903.

Legrand, Emile. Bibliographie hellenique: ou description raisonnee des ouvrages publies par des Grecs au dix-huitieme siecle. 2 vols, 1918-1928

Sathas, Konstantinos. Νεοελληνική Φιλολογία: Βιογραφίαι των εν τοις γράμμασι διαλαμψάντων Ελλήνων, από της καταλύσεως της βυζαντινής αυτοκρατορίας μέχρι της ελληνικής εθνεγερσίας (1453-1821). 1868.

Strahl, Philipp. Das gelehrte Russland. 1828.

Zaviras, Georgios. Νέα Ελλάς: ή Ελληνικόν θέατρον. 1872.

The following 19th-century manuals of Eastern Orthodox church history also contains some information about post-Byzantine theological literature:

Kyriakos, A. D. Geschichte der orientalischen Kirchen von 1453-1898. 1902.

Philaret, Geschichte der Kirche Russlands, 1. Bd. 1872.

Philaret, Geschichte der Kirche Russlands, 2. Bd. 1872.

The following is also a classic manual of Greek Orthodox theological literature in the 16th century, but unfortunately I have not been able to find a digitized copy of it yet:

Meyer, Philipp. Die Theologische Literatur der Griechischen Kirche im 16. Jahrhundert mit einer allgemeinen Einleitung. Studien zur Geschichte der Theologie und der Kirche Band 3, Häft 6, 1899.

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Rudolf Sohm’s contributions to ecclesiology and the history of canon law

Lowrie, Walter. The Church and its Organization in Primitive and Catholic Times: An Interpretation of Rudolph Sohm’s Kirchenrecht. 1904.

Sohm, Rudolph. “Wesen und Ursprung des Katholizismus.” 1909.

Sohm, Rudolph. “Weltliches und geistliches Recht.” 1913.

Sohm, Rudolph. Kirchenrecht 1. Bd. Reprint 2016.

Sohm, Rudolph. Kirchenrecht 2. Bd. Reprint 2016.

Sohm, Rudolph. Das altkatholische Kirchenrecht und das Dekret Gratians. Reprint 2014.

Kirill Florinskii’s Lectures on Dogmatic Theology

The manuscript of the lectures of one of the first courses on dogmatic theology given during the Petrine Reforms is digitally available at the website of the Russian National Library:

Theologia positiva et polemica tradita in Mosquensi Academia a Cyrillo Florinsky.

Digitized Classic Manuals of Early Church History (in English)

Bardenhewer, Otto. Patrology: The Lives and Works of the Fathers of the Church. 1908.

Duchesne, Louis. Early History of the Christian Church, vol. 1: From its Foundation to the End of the Third Century. 1912.

Duchesne, Louis. Early History of the Christian Church, vol. 2: From its Foundation to the End of the Fourth Century.  1912.

Duchesne, Louis. Early History of the Christian Church, vol. 3: From its Foundation to the End of the Fifth Century.  1924.

Funk, Franz Xaver. Manual of Church History, vol. 1. 1910.

Harnack, Adolph von. The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 1.

Harnack, Adolph von. The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 2.

Harnack, Adolph von. History of Dogma, vol. 1.

Harnack, Adolph von. History of Dogma, vol. 2.

Harnack, Adolph von. History of Dogma, vol. 3.

Harnack, Adolph von. History of Dogma, vol. 4.

Harnack, Adolph von. History of Dogma, vol. 5.

Harnack, Adolph von. History of Dogma, vol. 6.

Harnack, Adolph von. History of Dogma, vol. 7.

Hefele, Karl Joseph von. A History of the Christian Councils from the Original Documents, vol. 1: To the Close of the Council of Nicaea, A.D. 325.  1883.

Hefele, Karl Joseph von. A History of the Christian Councils from the Original Documents, vol. 2: A.D. 326 to A.D. 429. 1876.

Hefele, Karl Joseph von. A History of the Christian Councils from the Original Documents, vol. 3: A.D. 431 to A.D. 451.  1883.

Hefele, Karl Joseph von. A History of the Christian Councils from the Original Documents, vol. 4: A.D. 451 to A.D. 680. 1895.

Hefele, Karl Joseph von. A History of the Christian Councils from the Original Documents, vol. 5: A.D. 626 to the Close of the Second Council of Nicaea, A.D. 787.  1896.

Kurtz, John Henry. Text-book of Church History, vol. 1. 1891.

Seeberg, Reinhold. Text-Book of the History of  Doctrines.

Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church, vol. 1, Apostolic Christianity A.D. 1-100. 1907.

Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church, vol. 2, Ante-Nicene Christianity A.D. 100-325. 1914.

Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church, vol. 3, Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity A.D. 311-600. 1906.

Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church, vol. 4. Mediaeval Christianity A.D. 500-1073. 1905.

Tixeront, Joseph. History of Dogmas, vol. 1: The Antenecene Theology.

Tixeront, Joseph. History of Dogmas, vol. 2: From St. Athanasius to St. Augustine (318-430).

Tixeront, Joseph. History of Dogmas, vol. 3: The End of the Patristic Age (430-800).

Tixeront, Joseph. A Handbook of Patrology.

Wace, Henry and William C. Piercy. A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies.

Manuals of Roman Law

Byzantine-Roman law is the context in which much of the ancient and Byzantine canon law developed. Therefore it is necessary to have an understanding of Byzantine-Roman law. The classic German manuals are still useful for developing such an understanding and the most important have also been translated into English and are available digitally online:

Sohm, R. Institutes of Roman Law. 3d ed. 1907.

Mackedey, F. Handbook of Roman Law. 1883.

Concerning Byzantine law, the following manuals are still useful:

Mortreuil, J.-A.-B., Histoire du Droit Byzantin 1. 1847.

Mortreuil, J.-A.-B., Histoire du Droit Byzantin 2. 1847

Mortreuil, J.-A.-B., Histoire du Droit Byzantin 3. 1846.

Zachariä von Lingenthal, Karl Eduard. Geschichte des griechisch-römischen Rechts. 3d ed. 1892.

Zhishman, J., Das Eherecht der orientalischen Kirche. 1864.

The classic manual of Byzantine canon law is still N. Milasch, Das Kirchenrecht der morgenländischen Kirche. rev. ed. 1905:

 

Post-Byzantine Greek Orthodox Manuals of Dogmatic Theology

Links to digitized versions of post-Byzantine Greek Orthodox manuals of dogmatic theology up to the beginning of the 20th century.

Androutsos, Chrestos. Δοκίμιον συμβολικής: Εξ’ απόψεως Ορθοδόξου. 1901.

Androutsos, Chrestos. Δογματική της Ορθοδόξου Ανατολικής Εκκλησίας. 1907.

Antonij (Amfiteatrov). Δογματική θεολογία της Ορθοδόξου Καθολικής και Ανατολικής Εκκλησίας. 1858.

Boulgaris, Eugenios. Θεολογικόν. 1872.

Damalas, Nikolaos. Περί αρχών επιστημονικών τε και εκκλησιαστικών. 1865.

Gregorios. Σύνοψις των θείων και ιερών της Εκκλησίας δογμάτων, εις ωφέλειαν των χριστιανών. 1781.

Koursoulas, Nikolaos. Σύνοψις της ιεράς Θεολογίας. 2 vols. 1862.

Kymnites, Sebastos. Δογματική διδασκαλία της αγιωτάτης ανατολικής και καθολικής Εκκλησίας. 1703.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Εισαγωγή εις την Ορθοδόξον Θεολογίαν. 1858.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Εγχειρίδιον της κατά την ορθόδοξον εις Χριστόν πίστιν δογματικής θεολογίας. 1882.

Moschopoulos, Antonios. Επιτομή της δογματικής και ηθικής θεολογίας. 1851.

Parios, Athanasios. Επιτομή είτε Συλλογή των Θείων της Πίστεως Δογμάτων. 1806.

Platon (Levshin). Ορθόδοξος διδασκαλία: ήτοι Σύνοψις της χριστιανικής Θεολογίας. 1836.

Russian 19th- and early-20th-century manuals on dogmatics and apologetics

Some links to digitized versions (pdf) of pre-revolution Russian textbooks on dogmatic and apologetic theology from the 19th and 20th centuries:

Antonij (Amfiteatrov). Догматическое богословие Православной Кафолической Восточной Церкви. (Dogmatic Theology of the Orthodox Catholic Eastern Church).

Filaret (Gumilevskij). Православное Догматическое Богословие. Том 1. (Orthodox Dogmatic Theology).

Filaret (Gumilevskij). Православное Догматическое Богословие. Том 2.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Введение в Православное Богословие. (Introduction to Orthodox Theology).

Makarij (Bulgakov). Православно-Догматическое Богословие. Том 1. (Orthodox Dogmatic Theology).

Makarij (Bulgakov). Православно-Догматическое Богословие. Том 2.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Руководство к изучению христианского, православно-догматического богословия. (Guide to the Study of Christian Orthodox Dogmatic Theology).

Silvestr (Malevanskij). Опыт Православного догматического богословия с историческим изложением догматов. Том 1. (Essay on Orthodox Dogmatic Theology with a Historical Exposition of Dogmas).

Silvestr (Malevanskij). Опыт Православного догматического богословия с историческим изложением догматов. Том 2.

Silvestr (Malevanskij). Опыт Православного догматического богословия с историческим изложением догматов. Том 3.

Silvestr (Malevanskij). Опыт Православного догматического богословия с историческим изложением догматов. Том 4.

Silvestr (Malevanskij). Опыт Православного догматического богословия с историческим изложением догматов. Том 5.

Svetlov, Pavel. Курс апологетического богословия. (Course in Apologetic Theology).

A Classic Study on the Kollyvades Movement

One of the standard studies on the Kollyvades movement is Charilaos Tzongas’ doctoral dissertation from 1969: Η περί μνημοσύνων έρις εν Αγίω Όρει κατά τον ΙΗ’ αιώνα (The Controversy about Commemorations on the Holy Mountain in the 18th Century).

It can be read online or downloaded for free at the website of the National Archive of PhD Theses in Greece (here).

Digitized pre-20th-century Eastern Orthodox doctrinal monuments and manuals of theology

In this post I will collect links to post-Byzantine, pre-20th-century Eastern Orthodox doctrinal monuments and manuals of theology which have been digitized (especially those available in Latin or translations to Western European languages).

Adam (Zoernikav). Tractatus theologici orthodoxi de processione spiritus sancti a solo Patre, vol 1. Köningsberg, 1774.

Adam (Zoernikav). Tractatus theologici orthodoxi de processione spiritus sancti a solo Patre, vol 2. Köningsberg, 1774.

Andrei (von Şaguna). Compendium des kanonischen Rechtes. Hermannstadt, 1868.

Andrei (von Şaguna). Geschichte der griechisch-orientalischen Kirche in Oestreich. Hermannstadt, 1862.

Androutsos, Ch.  The Validity of English Ordinations from an Orthodox Catholic Point of View. London, 1909.

Blackmore, R. W. ed. The Doctrine of the Russian Church: Being the Primer Or Spelling Book, the Shorter and Longer Catechisms, and a Treatise on the Duty of Parish Priests. Aberdeen, 1845.

Bulagov, Afanasii Ivanovich. The question of Anglican orders : in respect to a “vindication” of the papal decision, which was drawn up by the English Roman Catholic bishops at the end of 1897. London, 1899.

Chomjakov, A. S. The Orthodox doctrine on the Church, an essay. Brussels, 1864.

Dositheos (Notaras). The Acts and Decrees of the Synod of Jerusalem: Sometimes Called the Council of Bethlehem, holden Uunder Dositheus, Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1672. London, 1899.

Duchesne, E., ed. Le Stoglav, ou les “cent chapitres”, recueil des décisions de l’assemblée ecclésiastique de Moscou en 1551. Paris, 1920.

Elias (Meniates). Lapsis offendiculi. Breslau, 1752.

Elias (Meniates). Der Stein des Anstosses. Wien, 1787.

Feofan (Prokopovich). The Russian Catechism. 2nd ed. London, 1725.

Feofan (Prokopovich). Miscellanea Sacra. Breslau, 1744.

Feofan (Prokopovich). Tractatus de Processione Spiritus Sancti. Gotha, 1772.

Feofan (Prokopovich). Christiana Orthodoxa Theologia, vol 1. Köningsberg, 1773.

Feofan (Prokopovich). Christiana Orthodoxa Theologia, vol 2. Köningsberg, 1774.

Feofan (Prokopovich). Christiana Orthodoxa Theologia, vol 3. Köningsberg, 1775.

Feofilakt (Gorskij). Orthodoxae Orientalis Ecclesiae Dogmata, seu Doctrina Christiana de Credenedis. Moscow, 1831.

Feofilakt (Gorskij). Orthodoxae Orientalis Ecclesiae Dogmata, seu Doctrina Christiana de Agendis. Moscow, 1831.

Filaret (Drozdov). “Comparative Statement of Russo-Greek and Roman Catholic Doctrines” in Papers of the Russo-Greek Committe No. 4. n.d.

Filaret (Drozdov). Choix de sermons et discours, vol. 1. Paris, 1866.

Filaret (Drozdov). Choix de sermons et discours, vol. 2. Paris, 1866.

Filaret (Drozdov). Choix de sermons et discours, vol. 3. Paris, 1866.

Filaret (Gumilevskij). Geschichte der Kirche Russlands, 1. Bd. 1872.

Filaret (Gumilevskij). Geschichte der Kirche Russlands, 2. Bd. 1872.

Grass, Konrad, ed. Geschichte der Dogmatik in russischer Darstellung. Gütersloh, 1902.

Hapgood, Isabel Florence. Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic Church. 2nd ed. New York, 1922.

Irinej (Falkovskij), ed. Christianae, orthodoxae, dogmatico-polemicae theologiae copendium, vol. 1. Petersburg, 1827

Irinej (Falkovskij), ed. Christianae, orthodoxae, dogmatico-polemicae theologiae copendium, vol. 2. Petersburg, 1827

Kimmel, E. J., ed., Monumentae fidei ecclesiae orientalis, vol. 1. Jena, 1850.

Kimmel, E. J., ed., Monumentae fidei ecclesiae orientalis, vol. 2. Jena, 1850.

King, W. C. ed. Translation from the original Greek of a pamphlet entitled: “Letters of the most pious king [Peter I. of Russia], and of the most holy patriarchs, concerning the establishment of the most holy synod: with an expotion of the orthodox faith of the eastern catholic church.” 1865.

Kyriakos, A. D. Geschichte der orientalischen Kirchen von 1453-1898. 1902.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Introduction à la théologie orthodoxe. Paris, 1857.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Théologie dogmatique orthodoxe, vol. 1. Paris, 1859.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Théologie dogmatique orthodoxe, vol 2. Paris, 1860.

Makarij (Bulgakov). Handbuch zum Studium der christlichen, orthodox-dogmatischen Theologie. Moscow, 1875.

Nicolas (Boulgaris). The Holy Catechism. London, 1893.

Nikodim (Milaš). Das Kirchenrecht der morgenländischen Kirche. Mostar, 2 ed. 1905.

Peter (Mogilas). Orthodoxa confessio catholicae atque apostolicae ecclesiae orientalis. Breslau, 1751.

Peter (Mogila). The Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church. London, 1762.

Platon (Levshin). Orthodoxa Doctrina seu Compendium Theologiae Christianae. Petersburg, 1774.

Platon (Levshin). A Summary of Christian Divinity. Edinburgh, 1814.

Stefan (Javorskij). Dicursum de poena haereticorum. Jena, 1748.

Silvestr (Lebedinskij). Compendium Theologiae classicum didactico-polemicum. 2nd ed. Moscow, 1805.

Sokolof, D. A Manual of the Orthodox Church’s Divine Services. New York, 1899.

Williams, George. The Orthodox Church of the East in the Eighteenth Century: Being the Correspondence Between the Eastern Patriarchs and the Nonjuring Bishops : with an Introduction on Various Projects of Reunion Between the Eastern Church and the Anglican Communion. London, 1868.

Early Translations and Overviews of Eastern Orthodox Theology

Dogmatic theology and Catechisms

N. Boulgaris, A Holy Catechism: Or, Explanation of the Divine and Holy Liturgy and Examination of Candidates for Ordination. 1861.

R. W. Blackmore, ed., The Doctrine of the Russian Church. 1845.

A. S. Chomjakov. The Orthodox doctrine on the Church, an essay. 1864.

F. Gavin. Some Aspects of Contemporary Greek Orthodox Thought. 1923.

W. Gass. Symbolik der griechischen Kirche. 1872.

W. C. Kind, ed. Translation from the original Greek of a pamphlet entitled: “Letters of the most pious king [Peter I. of Russia], and of the most holy patriarchs, concerning the establishment of the most holy synod: with an expotion of the orthodox faith of the eastern catholic church.” 1865.

Konrad K. Grass, Geschichte der Dogmatik in russischer Darstellung. 1902.

Macarie, Introduction à la théologie orthodoxe. 1857.

Macarie, Théologie dogmatique orthodoxe, Volume 1. 1859.

Macarie, Théologie dogmatique orthodoxe, Volume 2. 1860.

Makarius. Handbuch zum Studium der christlichen, orthodox-dogmatischen Theologie. 1875.

Peter Mogila, The Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church. 1762.

Platon, Metropolitan of Moscow, The Present State of the Greek Church in Russia: Or, a Summary of Christian Divinity. 1815.

Platon, Metropolitan of Moscow, The orthodox Doctrine of the Apostolic Eastern Church. 1857.

Platon, Metropolitan of Moscow, The Great Catechism of the Holy Catholic, Apostolic, and Orthodox Church. 1867.

George Williams, The Orthodox Church of the East in the Eighteenth Century: Being the Correspondence Between the Eastern Patriarchs and the Nonjuring Bishops : with an Introduction on Various Projects of Reunion Between the Eastern Church and the Anglican Communion. 1868.

Church history

A. D. Kyriakos. Geschichte der orientalischen Kirchen von 1453-1898. 1902.

Philaret, Geschichte der Kirche Russlands, 1. Bd. 1872.

Philaret, Geschichte der Kirche Russlands, 2. Bd. 1872.