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


The writings of the Apostolic Fathers provide a wealthy and various photo of Christian lifestyles and concept 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 diverse congregations whereas Ignatius used to be en path to Rome as a prisoner, condemned to die within the wild-beast enviornment. 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 a number of varieties of texts within the Apostolic Fathers assortment, representing diverse spiritual outlooks. The handbook known as the Didache units forth precepts for non secular guideline, worship, and ministry. The Epistle of Barnabas searches the outdated testomony, the Jewish Bible, for testimony in help of Christianity and opposed to Judaism. the most largely learn within the early Christian centuries was once The Shepherd of Hermas, a ebook of revelations that develops a doctrine of repentance.

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