Early Christian Writings

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 Christian Writings

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.

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings Volume 1 God

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings provides the definitive anthology of early Christian texts, from c.100 to 650 CE. Its six volumes reflect the cultural, intellectual and linguistic diversity of early Christianity and are ...

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings  Volume 1  God

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings provides the definitive anthology of early Christian texts, from c.100 to 650 CE. Its six volumes reflect the cultural, intellectual and linguistic diversity of early Christianity and are organized thematically on the topics of God, practice, Christ, community, reading and creation. The series expands the pool of source material to include not only Greek and Latin writings, but also Syriac and Coptic texts. Additionally, the series rejects a theologically normative view by juxtaposing texts that were important in antiquity but later deemed 'heretical', with orthodox texts. The translations are accompanied by introductions, notes, suggestions for further reading and scriptural indices. The first volume focuses on early Christian writings about God's nature and unity, and the meaning of faith. It will be an invaluable resource for students and academic researchers in early Christian studies, history of Christianity, theology, religious studies and late antique Roman history.

The Early Christian Fathers

This book illustrates the process of development in Christian thought, life, and worship during the period which culminated in the acceptance of the Christian faith by the Emperor Constantine, and the meeting of the Council of Nicaea in AD ...

The Early Christian Fathers

There is now a wide and growing appreciation of the value and relevance of the writings of the Fathers of the early Church, even for non-academic readers, and particularly for all who wish to understand Christian doctrine. The authors presented in this volume are the principal writers of the Church in the Roman Empire from the period immediately after the New Testament down to the age of Constantine and the Council of Nicaea. The editor has selected passages to display as full as possible the thought of the early Fathers, especially on the great doctrinal themes, and has himself translated them afresh, with brief annotation where necessary.

The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings

The twenty-seven books of the New Testament were not the only writings produced by early Christians.

The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings

The twenty-seven books of the New Testament were not the only writings produced by early Christians. Nor were they the only ones to be accepted, at one time or another, as sacred Scripture. Unfortunately, nearly all the other early Christian writings have been lost or destroyed. Butapproximately twenty-five books written at about the same time as the New Testament have survived--books that reveal the rich diversity of early Christian views about God, Jesus, the world, salvation, ethics, and ritual practice.This reader presents, for the first time in one volume, every Christian writing known to have been produced during the first hundred years of the church (30-130 C.E.). In addition to the New Testament itself, it includes other, noncanonical Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Apocalypses, as well asadditional important writings, such as those of the Apostolic Fathers. Each text is provided in an up-to-date and readable translation (including the NRSV for the New Testament), and introduced with a succinct and incisive discussion of its author, date of composition, and overarching themes. Thissecond edition adds The Martyrdom of Polycarp, an important text that will enhance the collection's utility in the classroom. It also features Ehrman's new, accessible translations of many of the noncanonical works and provides updated introductions that incorporate the most recent scholarship.With an opening overview that shows how the canon of the New Testament came to be formulated--the process by which some Christian books came to be regarded as sacred Scripture whereas others came to be excluded--this accessible reader will meet the needs of students, scholars, and generalreaders alike. An ideal primary text for courses in the New Testament, Christian Origins, and Early Church History, it can be used in conjunction with its companion volume, the author's The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 3/e (OUP, 2003).

Early Christian Fathers

Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

Early Christian Fathers

This selection of writings from early church leaders includes work by Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Athenagoras, and Justin Martyr.Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

Books and Readers in the Early Church

It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, ...

Books and Readers in the Early Church

This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity. It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated; how Christian libraries were formed; who read the books, in what circumstances, and to what purposes. Harry Y. Gamble interweaves practical and technological dimensions of the production and use of early Christian books with the social and institutional history of the period. Drawing on evidence from papyrology, codicology, textual criticism, and early church history, as well as on knowledge about the bibliographical practices that characterized Jewish and Greco-Roman culture, he offers a new perspective on the role of books in the first five centuries of the early church.

The Early Christian Writings of Justin Martyr

This book provides reliable knowledge about the beliefs of the early Christian church in the 100's A.D. It teaches what Christians actually believe, so you can compare then with now.

The Early Christian Writings of Justin Martyr

This book provides reliable knowledge about the beliefs of the early Christian church in the 100's A.D. It teaches what Christians actually believe, so you can compare then with now. Justin the Philosopher was known for his conversion out of Greco-Roman philosophy, the common intellectual exercise for people of his day. Justin, in seeking the truth, arrived at the Way from the beginning, and after his conversion, he shared God's love and taught true Christian doctrine through faith in Christ and Bible study. During persecution, Justin fearlessly refuted heresies. Justin is a church leader. Justin was martyred during the reign of Antoninus Pius Caesar around the year 159 A.D. This book contains all the surviving writings of Justin Martyr with the exception of fragments. This edition has been carefully and lovingly edited by Alan Lewis Silva. Chapter titles are rewritten to better describe the contents fairly, numerous typographical errors are corrected, and the font size is large and easy to read.

THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS

The Apostolic Fathers were core Christian theologians among the Church Fathers who lived in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D., who are believed to have personally known some of the Twelve Apostles or to have been significantly influenced by ...

THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS

The Apostolic Fathers were core Christian theologians among the Church Fathers who lived in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D., who are believed to have personally known some of the Twelve Apostles or to have been significantly influenced by them. Their writings, though widely circulated in Early Christianity, were not included in the canon of the New Testament. Many of the writings derive from the same time period and geographical location as other works of early Christian literature, which came to be part of the New Testament. Some of the writings found among the Apostolic Fathers appear to have been as highly regarded as some of the writings which became the New Testament. These writers include Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Hermas, Barnabas, Papias, and the anonymous authors of the Didachē (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles), Letter to Diognetus, Letter of Barnabas, and the Martyrdom of Polycarp. Not everything written by the Apostolic Fathers is considered to be equally valuable theologically, but taken as a whole, their writings are more valuable historically than any other Christian literature outside the New Testament. They provide a bridge between it and the more fully developed Christianity of the late 2nd century.

Early Christian Reader

The Early Christian Reader prepares the earliest Christian writings in a historically meaningful order and includes writings similar in age and historical importance to the books of the New Testament.

Early Christian Reader

The Early Christian Reader prepares the earliest Christian writings in a historically meaningful order and includes writings similar in age and historical importance to the books of the New Testament.

Mapping the New Testament

This volume consists of eight chapters dealing with a selected topic in New Testament biblical interpretation, its inherited elements and its relevance for better understanding of wider Jewish exegetical trends.

Mapping the New Testament

This volume consists of eight chapters dealing with a selected topic in New Testament biblical interpretation, its inherited elements and its relevance for better understanding of wider Jewish exegetical trends.

The New Testament

The book is equally appealling to the wide non-academic readership interested in the Bible and the historical Jesus. Ehrman's The New Testament and Other Writings: A Reader serves as an idealcompanion to this text.

The New Testament

This lucid introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than styling away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historicaland literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, who produced them, what they mean, how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian liteature, and how how they came to becollected into a canon of Scripture. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco-Roman world, including early Judiasm. As part of its historical orientation, this text also discusses works by other Christian writers who were roughlycontemporary with the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Apocalypse of Peter, the letters of Ignatius. Instead of simply setting forth scholarly views without explanations, Ehrman includes the evidence of scholars that have found persuasive for their views, engaging students anddemonstrating why scholars have taken the positions they have. Ideal for undergraduate and seminary classes in the New Testament, Biblical Studies, and Christian Origins, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, Second Edition, is an accessible, clearly writtenintroduction that encourages students to consider the historical issues surrounding these writings. The book is equally appealling to the wide non-academic readership interested in the Bible and the historical Jesus. Ehrman's The New Testament and Other Writings: A Reader serves as an idealcompanion to this text.Features new to the second edition include expanded material covering Jesus, and the addition of boxes throughout addressing numerous topics, including alternative approaches to the historical Jesus and additional material covering women. The new edition also includes a color photo insert.

Tradition and Exegesis in Early Christian Writers

This collection of essays has two main themes.

Tradition and Exegesis in Early Christian Writers

This collection of essays has two main themes. The first is unity and diversity in the pre-Constantinian church; the variety of traditions which came together to form main-stream Christianity as we know it. The second is biblical exegesis and its contribution to the history of ideas. Among the particular topics dealt with by Caroline Bammel are early attitudes towards the Gospel of St John; the thought of Origen, for instance on the subject of Jewish-Christian relations or, his Pauline exegesis; and the position of Augustine, especially in relation to Manchaeism and to the development of the Pelagian controversy.

A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs

Offers more than 700 alphabetically-arranged entries on theological, moral, and historical topics.

A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs

Interest in the ways of the early church has never been more intense. What did early Christians believe about the divinity of Christ? What were the beliefs of those who sat at the feet of Jesus' disciples? Now, for the first time, a unique dictionary has been developed to allow easy access to the ancient material and furnish ready answers to these questions and others like them. David W. Bercot has painstakingly combed the writings of these early church leaders and categorized the heart of their thinking into more than 700 theological, moral, and historical topics to create A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs. Wonderfully suited for devotional or thematic study as well as sermon illustration, this resource offers a window into the world of the early church and affords a special opportunity to examine topically the thoughts of students of the original apostles, as well as other great lights in the life of the early church. - Collects relevant comments on key Christian concepts from prominent figures such as Origen, Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, and Hippolytus. - Includes key biblical verses associated with a given topic. - Offers brief definitions of unfamiliar terms or concepts, allowing easy access to the ancient material. - Provides a "Who's Who" of ante-Nicene Christianity to put in context the ancient Christian writers. - Discusses more than 700 key theological, moral, and historical topics. - Gives strategic cross-reverences to related topics. - Functions as a topical index to the writings of the Ante-Nicene Fathers.

Early Christian Voices

This collection of studies in honor of Francois Bovon highlights the rich diversity found within early expressions of Christianity as evidenced in ancient texts, in early traditions and movements, and in archaic symbols and motifs.

Early Christian Voices

This collection of studies in honor of Francois Bovon highlights the rich diversity found within early expressions of Christianity as evidenced in ancient texts, in early traditions and movements, and in archaic symbols and motifs.

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings Volume 2 Practice

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings provides definitive anthology of early Christian texts, from c.100 to 650 CE. Its six volumes reflect the cultural, intellectual and linguistic diversity of early Christianity and are ...

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings  Volume 2  Practice

The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings provides definitive anthology of early Christian texts, from c.100 to 650 CE. Its six volumes reflect the cultural, intellectual and linguistic diversity of early Christianity and are organized thematically on the topics of God, practice, Christ, community, reading and creation. The series expands the pool of source material to include not only Greek and Latin writings, but also Syriac and Coptic texts. Additionally, the series rejects a theologically normative view by juxtaposing texts that were important in antiquity but later deemed 'heretical', with orthodox texts. The translations are accompanied by introductions, notes, suggestions for further reading and scriptural indices. The second volume is focused on the topic of practice, including texts on education, advice, forming communities and instructing congregations. It will be an invaluable resource for students, academic researchers in early Christian studies, history of Christianity, theology, religious studies and late antique Roman history.

Parallel Gospels

FEATURES: * The word-for-word translation (one English word for every Greek word) allows readers who are not proficient in ancient languages to accurately compare the various versions of the gospels * A detailed Introduction explains the ...

Parallel Gospels

Parallel Gospels: A Synopsis of Early Christian Writing is an indispensable guide that enables readers to examine more easily how and where the early Christian gospels--Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Thomas, and Q--agree and disagree. Using his own unique approach to translating the original Greek texts into English, Zeba A. Crook offers the most literal, word-for-word translation available, helping readers to compare the structure, order, style, theology, and vocabulary of each gospel with the others. FEATURES: * The word-for-word translation (one English word for every Greek word) allows readers who are not proficient in ancient languages to accurately compare the various versions of the gospels * A detailed Introduction explains the purpose of this book, while a "How to Read a Synopsis" section outlines how to use it * Synoptic Study Guides clarify and expand on concepts covered in the gospels and in biblical scholarship * A Glossary of Greek Terms enables students to look up every English word in the translation and find the Greek word behind it Ideal for university and seminary courses in the New Testament, the Gospels, the historical Jesus, and Christian origins/early Christianity, Parallel Gospels is also an invaluable resource for clergy and interested lay readers. PACKAGING & SAVINGS Consider packaging this book with The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, Fifth Edition, or A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition, both by Bart D. Ehrman, for use in your course and SAVE YOUR STUDENTS 20%! Please contact your Oxford University Press sales representative at 800.280.0280 for details.