The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History, and Transmission

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Clayton N. Jefford
BRILL, 1995 - Religion - 420 pages
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The Didache in Context contains an intriguing look into the background of the Didache, exploring the influence of the text upon the development of early Christianity. It offers an insightful collection of essays that have been gathered from the research efforts of numerous biblical and patristic scholars from around the world.
The book seeks to explore questions that relate to the composition of the text itself, the history of the role and function of the Didache within early Christian circles, and the influence of the manuscript upon early Christian traditions and trends of thought.
In addition to the numerous, individual investigations that are featured here, the collection includes a fresh translation of the text in English and a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography of literature on the Didache.
 

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Contents

An English
3
KURT NIEDERWIMMER Der Didachist und seine
15
F STANLEY JONES AND PAUL A MIRECKI Considerations
47
JOHN S KLOPPENBORG The Transformation of Moral
88
ANDRE TUILIER La Didache et le probleme synoptique
110
AARON MILAVEC The Saving Efficacy of the Burning
131
NANCY PARDEE The Curse that Saves Didache 16 5
156
JONATHAN REED The Hebrew Epic and the Didache
213
JOHN W RIGGS The Sacred Food of Didache 910
256
JONATHAN A DRAPER Social Ambiguity and
284
The Legacy
313
CLAYTON N JEFFORD Did Ignatius of Antioch
330
CYPRIAN DAVIS O S B The Didache and Early
352
KENNETH J HARDER AND CLAYTON N JEFFORD
368
Works Cited
383
Indices
401

NATHAN MITCHELL Baptism in the Didache
226

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About the author (1995)

Clayton N. Jefford, Ph.D. (1988) in Biblical Studies, The Claremont Graduate School, is Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Saint Meinrad School of Theology. His publications include "The Sayings of Jesus in the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles" (Brill,1989).