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Early Christian Writings : The Apostolic Fathers - Maxwell Staniforth

Early Christian Writings

The Apostolic Fathers

Paperback Published: 13th April 2000
ISBN: 9780140444759
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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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Maxwell Staniforth also edited Marcus Aurelius' Meditations for the Penguin Classics.

ISBN: 9780140444759
ISBN-10: 0140444750
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 13th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1