The Apostolic Fathers in English
Michael W. Holmes
Baker Academic, 2006 - Religion - 331 pages
The Apostolic Fathers is an important collection of writings revered by early Christians but not included in the final canon of the New Testament. Here a leading expert on these texts offers an authoritative contemporary translation, in the tradition of the magisterial Lightfoot version but thoroughly up-to-date.
The third edition features numerous changes, including carefully revised translations and a new, more user-friendly design. The introduction, notes, and bibliographies have been freshly revised as well.
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Preface to the Third Edition
The Martyrdom of Polycarp
The Letters of Ignatius
The Letter of Polycarp to the Philippians
The Shepherd of Hermas Introduction
The Epistle to Diognetus Introduction
Fragments of Papias Introduction
Fragments of Papias
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