Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers

Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers
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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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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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Title Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers
Author Louth, Andrew
Price £8.99
Format Paperback
Dimensions 198 x 129 x 12
Printed Pages 208
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Of Publication 30/4/1987
Isbn / Product Code 9780140444759
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