The Apostolic Fathers, Volume 1: I Clement. II Clement. Ignatius. Polycarp. Didache (Loeb Classical Library)

The writings of the Apostolic Fathers supply a wealthy and various photograph of Christian existence and idea within the interval instantly after New testomony occasions. a few of them have been accorded virtually Scriptural authority within the early Church. This new Loeb version of those crucial texts displays present idiom and the newest scholarship.

Here are the Letters of Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, one of the most famed files of early Christianity; those letters, addressing middle theological questions, have been written to a part dozen assorted congregations whereas Ignatius used to be en path to Rome as a prisoner, condemned to die within the wild-beast area. additionally during this assortment is a letter to the Philippian church via Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna and pal of Ignatius, in addition to an account of Polycarp's martyrdom. There are numerous forms of texts within the Apostolic Fathers assortment, representing assorted spiritual outlooks. The handbook referred to as the Didache units forth precepts for spiritual guide, worship, and ministry. The Epistle of Barnabas searches the previous testomony, the Jewish Bible, for testimony in help of Christianity and opposed to Judaism. the most greatly learn within the early Christian centuries was once The Shepherd of Hermas, a publication of revelations that develops a doctrine of repentance.

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