Church Fathers

The Church Fathers were a group of theologians and clergymen (c. 100-750 AD) whose writings and teachings were formative in establishing early Christian doctrine and were considered highly authoritative.

Curated by Eva De Cooman for ARMA.

Detail: Historiated initial from BL Arundel 173, f. 1
De heilige Hiëronymus van het triomfkruis in de Sint-Pieterskerk
Church Fathers from BL Harley 4902, f. 1
Raoul de Presles presents his translation to King Charles V, surrounded by Fathers of the …
St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, holding a staff
Ambrose from BL Royal 6 B VI, f. 2
The mass of St. Gregory the Great: Christ appears on the altar
St. Gregory the Great showing his book with homilies
St. Jerome
Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 49 : Chronicle of Eusebius of Caesarea
St. Athanasius
St. John Chrysostom preaching before heretics
St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, holding a staff and a book and St. Gregory the Great holdi…
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 124 : Exegetical-liturgical collection of works
Der heilige Ambrosius schreibt am Pult
Moralia in Job.
Augustine and demons from BL Royal 14 D I, f. 376v
St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, holding a book and a staff; Johannes de Marchello
De civitate dei.
Gregorian Sacramentary.
Pope Gregory and Peter the Deacon from BL Royal 15 D V, f. 218
St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, holding a scourge
St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and St. Jerome
St. Jerome or Jesus Sirach
John Chrysostom from BL Eg 2339, f. 18v
Antiphonal and gradual.
Pope Gregory XII from BL Harley 1340, f. 9v
Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 17(405) : IV Evangelia
St. Augustine
St. Augustine