Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers

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$12.63 - $15.85
UPC:
9780140444759
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
1987-09-01
Release Date:
1987-09-01
Language:
ancient greek,english
Edition:
Revised

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The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. A selection of letters and small-scale theological treatises from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, several of whom were probably disciples of the Apostles, they provide a first-hand account of the early Church and outline a form of early Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism. Included here are the first Epistle of Bishop Clement of Rome, an impassioned plea for harmony; The Epistle of Polycarp; The Epistle of Barnabas; The Didache; and the Seven Epistles written by Ignatius of Antiochamong them his moving appeal to the Romans that they grant him a martyr's death.

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