The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians

The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians

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by Thomas O'Loughlin
     
 

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The Didache is one of the earliest Christian documents, earlier than most of the writings that make up the New Testament. It provides practical instructions on how a Christian community should function, and offers unique insights into the way the earliest Christians lived and worshipped. In this highly readable introduction, Thomas O'Loughlin tells the intriguing

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The Didache is one of the earliest Christian documents, earlier than most of the writings that make up the New Testament. It provides practical instructions on how a Christian community should function, and offers unique insights into the way the earliest Christians lived and worshipped. In this highly readable introduction, Thomas O'Loughlin tells the intriguing story of the Didache, from its discovery in the late nineteenth century to the present. He then provides an illuminating commentary on the entire text, highlighting areas of special interest to Christians today, and ends with a fresh translation of the text itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801045394
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
422,937
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas O'Loughlin (PhD, National University of Ireland; DD, Bangor University) is professor of historical theology at the University of Nottingham in England. His books include Discovering Saint Patrick; Celtic Theology: Humanity, World, and God in Early lrish Writings; and Saint Patrick: The Man and His Works.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading what I consider one of the most helpful books I have ever come upon, Thomas O'Loughlin's The Didache. As a practicing Christain for seventy-five years and now an Episcopal priest for almost ten, I have studied, reflected upon and prayed about Christian Scripture and matters theological for over fifty. This small volume, by its lucidity and depth of exposition, helped clarify and reinforce for me answers to questions for which I had reached but tentative answers previously as well as some questions I had not even known to ask.