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Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student's Introduction, 2nd ed.

ISBN: 9781441253606
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The Apostolic Fathers is a critically important collection of texts for studying the first century of Christian history. Here a leading expert on the Apostolic Fathers offers an accessible, up-to-date introduction and companion to these diverse and fascinating writings. This work is easy to use and affordable, yet offers a thorough overview for students and others approaching these writings for the first time. It explains the context and significance of each document and points to further reading. This new edition of a well-received text has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the fragments of Papias.

Discover how the Apostolic Fathers contributed to Christianity’s the growth and expansion in the first and second century. In the Logos edition, Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student’s Introduction, 2nd ed. is easily searchable. Scripture passages are tagged to appear on mouseover, and all cross-references link to the other resources in your digital library, making this collection even more powerful and even easier to access than ever before. With Logos’ advanced features, you can perform comprehensive searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “unity” or “Mark 13.”

Key Features

  • Provides a companion to the writings of the Apostolic Fathers
  • Explains the context and significance of each writing
  • Includes a comprehensive introduction to the Apostolic Fathers

Praise for the Print Edition

Clayton Jefford has a gift. Not once, but twice, he has taken a complicated, diverse, and hotly debated collection of ancient Christian texts and made them intelligible for a modern, uninitiated audience. But make no mistake. His revised and expanded handbook, a companion and tutor to have along as one reads the Apostolic Fathers, is not simplistic. Jefford condenses and construes the critical issues and literature in a manner that the beginning student will find advantageous, and the expert insightful. Every traveler needs a guide. For the Apostolic Fathers, your journey begins with Jefford.

—D. Jeffrey Bingham, chair and professor of theological studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student’s Introduction, 2nd ed.
  • Author: Clayton N. Jefford
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 224

About Clayton N. Jefford

Clayton N. Jefford received his MDiv and ThM from South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his PhD from Claremont Graduate School. He is a professor of Scripture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Saint Meinrad, Indiana. He is the author of several books, including The Apostolic Fathers: An Essential Guide.


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  1. Everett Headley
    A couple of things: This book only takes selected writings of some ECF. While the layout was good, it seemed to be very weak in content. I purchased this book during a Twitter Daily Deal for half off, but even at $15, I don't think it was worth the value. It is very much an introduction, those who want to study in depth the ECF should dig deeper elsewhere.

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