The Didache, The Epistle of Barnabas: The Epistles and The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp, The Fragments of Papias, The Epistle to Diognetus

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James Aloysius Kleist
Paulist Press, 1948 - Religion - 235 pages
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The Didache or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, probably written before the end of the first century, purports to be an instruction based on sayings of the Lord and given by the Twelve Apostles to pagans who wished to become Christians.

The Epistle of Barnabas is a homily on the mistaken Judaistic conception of the Old Testament.

The Epistles consist of a covering note and a letter, which is an exhortation to the Philippians on Christian life in general. The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp is the story of this bishop of Smyrna's death at the hand of the Roman authorities in Asia for the defense of the Christian faith.

The Fragments of Papias. Papias, bishop of Hierapolis in Asia Minor, was the author of five books, entitled Exegesis of the Lord's Gospel.

The Epistle to Diognetus is an apology for Christianity, presented by an unknown writer to a pagan of high social or political rank.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
TEXT
15
THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS
27
INTRODUCTION
29
TEXT
37
ST POLYCARP THE EPISTLES TO THE PHILIPPIANS
67
INTRODUCTION
69
The First Epistle
75
TEXT
114
THE EPISTLE TO DIOGNETUS
125
INTRODUCTION
127
TEXT
135
NOTES
149
THE DIDACHE
151
THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS
166
THE EPISTLES OF ST POLYCARP
184

THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT POLYCARP
83
INTRODUCTION
85
TEXT
90
THE FRAGMENTS OF PAPIAS
103
INTRODUCTION
105
THE MARTYRDOM OF ST POLYCARP
197
THE FRAGMENTS OF PAPIAS
204
THE EPISTLE TO DIOGNETUS
210
INDEX
223
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