The Didache: Faith, Hope, & Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E.

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Paulist Press, 2003 - Religion - 984 pages
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"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

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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

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Great book. Very informative. Unique view of an ancient text. You will not find a more thorough theory. Read full review

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Aaron Milavec holds an S.T.B. from the University of Fribourg and a Th.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley). For twenty-five years he has been occupied with the training of future priests and lay ministers. Over the years, Milavec has presented numerous workshops, classes, and lectures on issues of concern to Jews and Christians. He recently authored The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis and Commentary (Liturgical Press)--a window into the mid-first century faith, hope, and practice of a Christianity within the boundaries of Judaism.

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