The Apostolic Fathers in English

A reliable translation of important early Christian texts not included in the New Testament.

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Author: Michael W. Holmes

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801031083

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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A reliable translation of important early Christian texts not included in the New Testament.

Reading the Apostolic Fathers

This work is easy to use and affordable yet offers a thorough overview for students and others approaching these writings for the first time. It explains the context and significance of each document and points to further reading.

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Author: Clayton N. Jefford

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441240378

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Apostolic Fathers is a critically important collections of texts for studying the first century of Christian history. Here a leading expert on the Apostolic Fathers offers an accessible, up-to-date introduction and companion to these diverse and fascinating writings. This work is easy to use and affordable yet offers a thorough overview for students and others approaching these writings for the first time. It explains the context and significance of each document and points to further reading. This new edition of a well-received text has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the fragments of Papias.

The Apostolic Fathers

The Apostolic Fathers: An Essential Guide explains the nature of the collected writings as they stand between the world of the New Testament and later Christian writers, focusing upon what the texts say about ancient Christian thinkers, ...

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Author: Clayton N. Jefford

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9780687342044

Category: Religion

Page: 133

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The Apostolic Fathers is a collection of early Christian writings from the late first and early second centuries, traditionally considered to have been written by those connected with the Apostles, and therefore reflecting authentic Apostolic teaching. The Apostolic Fathers: An Essential Guide explains the nature of the collected writings as they stand between the world of the New Testament and later Christian writers, focusing upon what the texts say about ancient Christian thinkers, early church developments, and the evolution of theological ideas prior to the great ecumenical councils.

The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament

These works are important because their authors, Clement I, Hermas, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, and the author of the Epistle of Barnabas, were contemporaries of the biblical writers.

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Author: Clayton N. Jefford

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441241771

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The apostolic fathers were authors of nonbiblical church writings of the first and early second centuries. These works are important because their authors, Clement I, Hermas, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, and the author of the Epistle of Barnabas, were contemporaries of the biblical writers. Expressing pastoral concern, their writings are similar in style to the New Testament. Some of their writings, in fact, were venerated as Scripture before the official canon was decided. The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament provides a comparison of the apostolic fathers and the New Testament that is at once comprehensive and accessible. What genres (letters, miracle stories, etc.) appear in what ways? What apostolic fathers seem to reflect which passages in the New Testament? What themes appear in both bodies of literature? How did the apostolic fathers adopt and adapt images from the New Testament? How do the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers contribute to our understanding of how early Christians understood themselves in relation to the mother faith of Judaism? Any attempt to compare the Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament faces the difficulty that each set of writings represents diverse authors and historical contexts within the early church. As a result, scholars who work in the field have typically restricted their research to individual authors and writings. Thus, it has been difficult to come to any general observations about the larger corpus. After carefully examining images, themes, and concepts found in the New Testament and the apostolic fathers, Jefford posits some general observations and insights about the beliefs of the early church.

The Cambridge Companion to the Apostolic Fathers

The volume includes thematic essays on imperial context, the relationship between Christianity and Judaism, the growth and diversification of the early church, influences and intertextuality, and female leaders in the early church.

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Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108454453

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The Cambridge Companion to the Apostolic Fathers offers an informative introduction to the extant body of Christian texts that existed beside and after the New Testament known to us as the apostolic fathers. Featuring cutting-edge research by leading scholars, it explores how the early Church expanded and evolved over the course of the first and second centuries as evidenced by its textual history. The volume includes thematic essays on imperial context, the relationship between Christianity and Judaism, the growth and diversification of the early church, influences and intertextuality, and female leaders in the early church. The Companion contains ground-breaking essays on the individual texts with specific attention given to debates of authorship, authenticity, dating, and theological texture. The Companion will serve as an essential resource for instructors and students of the first two centuries of Christianity.

The Apostolic Fathers A New Translation and Commentary Volume II

This is the second in a new six volume translation of and commentary on the works of the Apostolic Fathers.

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Author: Robert M. Grant

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725274266

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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This is the second in a new six volume translation of and commentary on the works of the Apostolic Fathers. The writings of these men, which immediately follow the books of the New Testament, make up a body of literature that provides indispensable source material for the study of the formation of the Christian Church. Interest in the early Church is higher today than ever before. Theologians, religious authorities, students, and historians find the initial stages of Church development relevant to the contemporary structure of the Church. Volume 2, First and Second Clement, provides translation of and commentary on two of the best-known writings of the Apostolic Fathers. The First Letter of Clement or, more accurately, the letter of the Roman Church to the Corinthian community, provides a significant mixture of scriptural and non-scriptural motifs. The so-called Second Letter of Clement is neither a letter nor by Clement. Actually it is a sermon which deals first with self-control and more generally with exhorting the hearers to repentance and thereby to salvation and life. Not until the rise of historical scholarship in the nineteenth century could its real importance begin to be adequately assessed.

The Apostolic Fathers

The foreword by Wilhelm Pratscher and closing chapter by Jörg Ulrich cap off this learned handling of the Fathers, locating them within the history of scholarship, even while pointing the way for new avenues of study.

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Author: Wilhelm Pratscher

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556038855680

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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The foreword by Wilhelm Pratscher and closing chapter by Jörg Ulrich cap off this learned handling of the Fathers, locating them within the history of scholarship, even while pointing the way for new avenues of study.--Dr. Michael W. Holmes, University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity, Bethel University "Trinity Journal"

The Apostolic Fathers

A collection of the earliest known writings of the church, The Apostolic Fathers includes a sermon and six brief documents: the First and Second Epistles of Clement, the Didache, the Epistles of Ignatius, the Epistle of Polycarp, the ...

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Publisher: Moody Pub

ISBN: 0802456596

Category: Religion

Page: 317

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Now with a new foreword by Mark Galli. A collection of the earliest known writings of the church, The Apostolic Fathers includes a sermon and six brief documents: the First and Second Epistles of Clement, the Didache, the Epistles of Ignatius, the Epistle of Polycarp, the Epistle about Polycarp's Martyrdom, and the Shepherd of Hermas. "There are two ways, one of life and one of death," begins the Didache, "and between the two ways there is a great difference." Followers of the way of life today will find much encouragement of those who first embarked on the path two millennia ago. The John Lightfoot (1602-1675) translation was the source used for this edition of Apostolic Fathers.

The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

A comprehensive introduction to the writings of the Apostolic Fathers

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Author: Paul Foster

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123594314

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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A comprehensive introduction to the writings of the Apostolic Fathers

The Apostolic Fathers

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Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH65PI

Category: Christian literature, Early

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Trajectories Through the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers

Many of the papers were presented and discussed at a conference held at Lincoln College, Oxford, in April 2004--

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Author: Andrew F. Gregory

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: IND:30000125173488

Category: Religion

Page: 506

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Many of the papers were presented and discussed at a conference held at Lincoln College, Oxford, in April 2004--

The apostolic fathers

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Author: Charles Thomas Cruttwell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037379818

Category: Christian literature, Early

Page:

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The Apostolic Fathers

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Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433087370312

Category: Christian literature, Early

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THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS

The Apostolic Fathers were core Christian theologians among the Church Fathers who lived in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D., who are believed to have personally known some of the Twelve Apostles or to have been significantly influenced by ...

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Author: Kirsopp Lake

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 9798621044831

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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The Apostolic Fathers were core Christian theologians among the Church Fathers who lived in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D., who are believed to have personally known some of the Twelve Apostles or to have been significantly influenced by them. Their writings, though widely circulated in Early Christianity, were not included in the canon of the New Testament. Many of the writings derive from the same time period and geographical location as other works of early Christian literature, which came to be part of the New Testament. Some of the writings found among the Apostolic Fathers appear to have been as highly regarded as some of the writings which became the New Testament. These writers include Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Hermas, Barnabas, Papias, and the anonymous authors of the Didachē (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles), Letter to Diognetus, Letter of Barnabas, and the Martyrdom of Polycarp. Not everything written by the Apostolic Fathers is considered to be equally valuable theologically, but taken as a whole, their writings are more valuable historically than any other Christian literature outside the New Testament. They provide a bridge between it and the more fully developed Christianity of the late 2nd century.