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eBook Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers ePub

by Maxwell Staniforth,Andrew Louth

eBook Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers ePub
Author: Maxwell Staniforth,Andrew Louth
Language: English
ISBN: 0140444750
ISBN13: 978-0140444759
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised edition (September 1, 1987)
Pages: 208
Category: Churches & Church Leadership
Subcategory: Christians
Rating: 4.6
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The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development.

Maxwell Staniforth Стр. 112 Have nothing to do with such poisonous weeds; they are none of the Father's planting, nor have they Jesus Christ for their husbandman.

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Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and . Visit the sister site, Early Jewish Writings, for Jewish texts from antiquity.

Visit the sister site, Early Jewish Writings, for Jewish texts from antiquity.

Andrew Louth, Maxwell Staniforth. The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development.

Early Church Fathers . Further books in this series will be on Saint Ambrose, Gregory of Nyssa, Irenaeus and Origen. Andrew Louth, until recently Professor of Cultural History at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, is now Reader in Patristics at the University of Durham. He is the author of many works on the Christian tradition, among them Eusebius: The History of the Church (1989) and Denys the Areopagite (1989). University of Durham.

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The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. A selection of letters and small-scale theological treatises from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, several of whom were probably disciples of the Apostles, they provide a first-hand account of the early Church and outline a form of early Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism. Included here are the first Epistle of Bishop Clement of Rome, an impassioned plea for harmony; The Epistle of Polycarp; The Epistle of Barnabas; The Didache; and the Seven Epistles written by Ignatius of Antioch—among them his moving appeal to the Romans that they grant him a martyr's death.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Excellent translation of very important early texts. Nice, brief introductions to each text, as well as a few explanatory notes on obscure sayings or references. There were quite a few typos, obviously indicating that whatever software was used to convert the original written form into electronic text needs to be checked. I noted and sent in about 20 such errors as I read the book.

As far as the content is concerned, these are must read texts for Christians, especially in the West. They provide a peek into what Christianity originally was...not what it has become as reflected in modern Evangelicalism. I think that there is no true Christan who can read these works and not be convicted and challenged.

After reading this I'm moving on to Eusebius's 'Ecclesiastical History' in the hope of more completely filling in the picture of Christ's Church in its earliest days. I'm finding that there is a profundity and treasure in the old that simply has been lost in most quarters of the Church today. I'm also beginning to wonder if the reason that there are not many martyrs in the West, is because there is not much actual Christianity. Surely the residual peace from a now waining Christian culture is partly the reason (and something to be thankful for!), but deep down, I think many professing Christians struggle with the thought of actually living and rendering this kind of ultimate witness to Christ. And, I think that this is because so many haven't actually found the living Christ or are not sure about their own individual faith (another matter for another time).

Reading the writings of these first post-Apostolic Fathers is to enter a world of belief and confidence of faith that speaks of truly knowing Christ as the resurrected Lord of all the earth. These men--these martyrs--knew Him and the power of His resurrection, thus desiring to be conformed to Him even in His death. There is nothing here that resembles the "your best life now", "Blessed!" type religion that passes for Christianity in today's affluent West.

This is a raw look at the true Church of the Savior of the world. Read it and be ready to be rocked. Read it and be ready to be edified and roused and surprised by a depth of faith that you (or at least some of us) have not yet experienced.
The early Christians knew the apostles or the apostles disciples. Many heard his words from those who had known him. A letter by Clement of Rome describes the early Corinthians as offering their humility to another before it was required. A society where no one counted themselves more worthy than another, where their compassion was a first experience of them. He then chronicles how that spiritual family called out from the world began to fall back into their minds, senses and ambitions and how they could return to the spirit of Christ. A lesson, I think as a Christian, all Christians might find enlightening and inspirational.
This anthology of several of the early apostolic fathers epistles and other writings provides a window into early Christianity that will delight the lay reader and remind the curious of the basic foundations of Christian dogma and theology. Included in the anthology are the epistles of Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, Clement of Rome, The Epistle of Barnabas, the Didache, the Martyrdom of Polycarp and others. Before each major element, the editor provides the reader with a brief biography and theological and historical context for the work, as well as extensive and interesting end notes.

I will concur with several of the other reviewers that there are other writings, such as the Shepard of Hermas, that are perhaps even more poignant and valuable in a study of early Christian writing, however, this collection is excellent and belongs in any library where this subject or similar subjects are contemplated and studied.
This is a wonderful collection of early Christian writings. The notes and introductions are helpful, and Staniforth gives a great translation (as he does for Penguin's edition of the "Meditations.") I wish that 2nd Clement and the Shepherd of Hermas were included. I own both the paperback and the kindle version. The paperback would receive 5 stars, but there are some errors in the kindle version that are quite distracting (though some are consistent.) Consider the following: "love first the Lard thy creator", "in quiet submission to Hun" (these are two common errors) as well as some others: "we ought surely txo detect...", "m my sight", "the hope of as all", or "who did not sin, neither VMS guile found in his mouth."

These are just a few. There are many, and while you can usually figure out the meaning, the mistakes are distracting.
Decidedly Protestant slant to this translation. I read multiple translations by others from all sorts of backgrounds and this particular version adds words no on else does in order to fit the particular theology of the translator.
I found this book to be invigorating and inspiring. The idea is amazing to know that the new testament are not the only writings we have from the early church in the new testament. What if I told you we have writings from the followers of Paul? What if it were the followers of Paul addressed to the same Corinthian church in the new testament? It is the case. What if I told you we have the writings of the Apostle John direct disciples? These writings are just that; with a handful of other jewels from the infant church. In my humble opinion, I do not feel this book is only for the man going through seminary, or getting his degree in the early church. This is a book that every Christian (and non-Christian) should read to understand what the infant church was like in the first several centuries.
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