Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student's Introduction

Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student's Introduction

by Clayton N. Jefford

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The Apostolic Fathers is a critically important collections of texts for studying the first century of Christian history. Here a leading expert on the Apostolic Fathers offers an accessible, up-to-date introduction and companion to these diverse and fascinating writings. This work is easy to use and affordable yet offers a thorough overview for students and others approaching these writings for the first time. It explains the context and significance of each document and points to further reading. This new edition of a well-received text has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the fragments of Papias.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441240378
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Clayton N. Jefford (PhD, Claremont Graduate School) is professor of scripture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Saint Meinrad, Indiana. He is the author of several books, including The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament and The Apostolic Fathers: An Essential Guide.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
For the Reader
Introduction: What Are the Apostolic Fathers?
1. The Letter of Barnabas
2. The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (The Didache)
3. The Letters of Ignatius
4. The Fragments of Papias
5. The Letter of Polycarp to the Philippians
6. The Martyrdom of Polycarp
7. The First Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians (1 Clement)
8. The Second Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians (2 Clement)
9. The Shepherd of Hermas
10. The Letter to Diognetus

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