Author: N. Y.) Society of Brethren (Rifton
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Keywords: words, own, christians
Number of Pages: 378
Published: 1998-03
ISBN-10: 0874860954
ISBN-13: 9780874860955

A source book of original writings including texts by Tertullian, Hermas, Ignatius, Justin, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Origen and Clement of Alexandria. The passages explore the fabric of 1st-century Christian life, society, worship, belief and practice. The selections range from apologies and confessions of faith to short sayings, parables and poetry. The extracts are supported by historical and contextual notes and statements from the first Christians’ pagan contemporaries.