[sword-devel] Early Church Fathers

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:46:52 -0700

I'm VERY interested in this.  SWORD editions of the Schaff's ECF and History
of the Christian Church are the two biggest reasons why I want to see a
general book format implemented for SWORD.  I really don't think it would do
these books any justice to try hacking them into Commentary or Dictionary
formats.  Unfortunately, a general book format is a rather major
undertaking.  And as far as major projects go, it should probably come after
adding support for Apocrypha & "extra" verses (relative to the KJV).

Once we have general book support, we open ourselves to the hundreds of
great works that CCEL has.  Plus, we have been offered use of all the books
for OLB produced by their community's more prolific workers.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org]On Behalf Of David Trotz
> (Integrity Online)
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 12:02 PM
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: [sword-devel] Early Church Fathers
> Hello All,
> I found the Early Church Fathers 37 vol set in electronic format. It is
> freeware as several .hlp files and the text itself is in the
> public domain.
> Does this look like something that could be converted to be used in Sword?
> It has writings and epistles from such great church fathers as
> Augustine and
> others. I don't know how it would integrate I guess probably more as a
> lexicon or dictionary, more than as a commentary? I don't know I
> will leave
> that to the laborers over the text. Thank God for those of you who are.
> At least it is in electronic format and in the public domain. Anyone
> interested?
> In Christ,
> David Trotz