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Uniform Title Apostolic Fathers (Early Christian collection). English.
Title Early Christian writings : the Apostolic Fathers / translated by Maxwell Staniforth ; with introductions and new editorial material by Andrew Louth.

Imprint Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1987 printing, ©1968.


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  270.1 STANIFORTH    In Transit +1 HOLD
Description 199 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 13).
Summary The writings in this volume shed a glimmer of light, in an otherwise dark period, on the emerging traditions and organizations of the infant Church. They are a selection from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, so-called because several of the authors were most likely disciples of the Apostles themselves. Like much of the New Testament, their writings take the form of letters, and for the most part deal with practical problems of the life of the early Church, as it struggled in the face of persecution to establish itself in the Roman world. They give us a picture of Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism.
Contents The first epistle of Clement to the Corinthians -- The epistles of Ignatius : to the Ephesians ; to the Magnesians ; to the Trallians ; to the Romans ; to the Philadelphians ; to the Smyrnaeans ; to Polycarp -- The epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians and The martyrdom of Polycarp -- The epistle to Diagnetus -- The epistle of Barnabas -- The Didache
Language Translations from the Greek texts.
Subject Christian literature, Early.
Christian literature, Early. (OCoLC)fst00859261
Added Author Louth, Andrew.
ISBN 0140444750 (pbk.)
9780140444759 (pbk.)
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