Early Christian Writings
The Apostolic Fathers
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Early Christian Writings by Andrew Louth
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140444759
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Andrew Louth
Maxwell Staniforth also edited Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for the Penguin Classics. Andrew Louth is Professor of Byzantine studies in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. Maxwell Staniforth also edited Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for the Penguin Classics. Andrew Louth is Professor of Byzantine studies in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham.
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