The Didache: Faith, Hope, & Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E.
"In this study, Aaron Milavec comprehensively examines how the first-century pastoral manual known as the Didache enumerated the step-by-step training of converts for the full, active participation in the earliest Jewish-Christian communities. Milavec shows how the Didache can, in turn, illuminate our understanding of how these first Christian men and women organized their community life socially, religiously, and politically in order to safeguard its members from the challenges of the surrounding Roman, pagan society of the first-century Mediterranean basin. He argues not only that the Didache's textual and contextual clues demonstrate the document's organic unity from beginning to end, but also that it dates from a period before the gospels were written and had gained acceptance."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Heady self-importance trumps scholarly treatise in this volume, sadly. The translation is adequate, however the gender-inclusion is unnecessary and serves only to bolster Milavec’s own liberal agenda ... Read full review
Great book. Very informative. Unique view of an ancient text. You will not find a more thorough theory. Read full review