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Early Christian Writings : The Apostolic Fathers

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

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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Revised ed.
  • map, bibliography
  • 0140444750
  • 9780140444759
  • 53,654

About Penguin

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.

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Table of contents

Translated by Maxwell Staniforth Revised Translation, Introductions and New Editorial Material by Andrew Louth General Introduction General Bibliography Note on the Text The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians The Epistles of Ignatius To the Ephesians To the Magnesians To the Trallians To the Romans To the Philadelphians To the Smyrnaeans To the Polycarp The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians and The Martyrdom of Polycarp The Epistle to Diognetus The Epistle of Barnabas The Didache Map of Ignatius's route

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