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Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers

Thomas Wyatt


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PUBLISHED: 30th September 1987
ISBN: 9780140444759
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Focuses on traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. This title presents an account of the early Church and outlines a form of early Christianity drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism.
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  • Paperback
    $23.44
PUBLISHED: 30th September 1987
ISBN: 9780140444759
ANNOTATION:
Focuses on traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. This title presents an account of the early Church and outlines a form of early Christianity drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism.

Annotation

Focuses on traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. This title presents an account of the early Church and outlines a form of early Christianity drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism.

Publisher Description

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 Antioch among them his moving appeal to the Romans that they grant him a martyr's death.

Author Biography

Maxwell Staniforth also edited Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for the Penguin Classics. Andrew Louth is Professor of Byzantine studies in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. Maxwell Staniforth also edited Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for the Penguin Classics. Andrew Louth is Professor of Byzantine studies in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham.

Product Details

Author
Thomas Wyatt
Pages
208
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0140444750
ISBN-13
9780140444759
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1987
Publication Date
1987-09-30
Subtitle
The Apostolic Fathers
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Greek
Illustrations
map, bibliography
Edition
1st
Short Title
EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITINGS REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
Translator
Maxwell Staniforth