Explore Early Church (ca. 30-600 CE) Sources:Early Church (ca. 30-600 CE) Early Church (ca. 30-600 CE)This category has 4 sources. Waddell H. 1936. The desert fathers; translations from the Latin with an introduction. :297. Philo, Winston D. 1981. The contemplative life ; The giants ; and, Selections. The Classics of Western spirituality. :425. Swan L. 2001. The forgotten desert mothers: sayings, lives, and stories of early Christian women. Athanasius S. 2003. The Life of Antony.