[sword-devel] Early Church Fathers

David Trotz (Integrity Online) sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 20 Apr 2001 11:10:57 -0700

What do you think the time frame is for doing a general book format support?
I love the idea of having a general book format available. Having all of
this literature available for Sword users could be very helpful indeed. Of
course I don't have to tell you this, but I am very excited to see this
happen. :)
> I'm VERY interested in this.  SWORD editions of the Schaff's ECF and
> 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
> 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
> 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
> for OLB produced by their community's more prolific workers.
> --Chris
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-sword-devel@crosswire.org
> > [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
> > 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
> >