The Didache: A window on the earliest Christians

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SPCK, Feb 15, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
The Didache is one of the earliest Christian writings, earlier than most of the documents that make up the New Testament. It provides practical instructions on how a Christian community should function, and offers unique insights into the way the earliest Christians lived and worshipped. In this highly readable introduction, Thomas O'Loughlin tells the intriguing story of the Didache, from its discovery in the late nineteenth century to the present. He then provides an illuminating commentary on the entire text, highlighting areas of special interest to Christians today, and ends with a fresh translation of the text itself.

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A great primer on the early church's conduct.

User Review  - Shidokan - Christianbook.com

This book give a great description of life and conduct in the early church. It is a wonderful look into a Christian document which predates some of those in the NT. The author does a great job of ... Read full review

User Review  - Gerry Mundy - Christianbook.com

I was extremely disappointed with this book. It is not a valuable resource tool for Ecclesiastical History and especially if you're an adherent of Protestantism. Read full review

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