Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers
The writings in this volume shed a glimmer of light, in an otherwise dark period, on the emerging traditions and organizations of the infant Church. They are a selection from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, so-called because several of the authors were most...more
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Clement's letter is also interesting in terms of ecclesiology, as is the Didache, an anonymous church handbook from the 1st or 2nd century.
The epistles of Diognetus and Barnabas were less interesting.
These are some of the most important documents of the ancient church, and it was a pleasure to read them.
Forgive me a wretch,