The Early Christian Reader
This volume contains the earliest Christian writings outside for the Bible from the very first and second centuries of the Church.
Containing letters, apologetics, extra-canonical gospel narratives and historical information on early worship, this compilation provides a view of the nature of the Early Church when still in its infancy in Imperial Rome and its struggles both with internal controversies and external persecutions.
This works contains:
- The Didache
- The Epistle of Barnabas
- 1 and 2 Clement
- Polycarp's Epistle to the Philippians
- The Shepherd of Hermas
- The Gospel of James
- Hippolytus's The Apostolic Tradition
- Justin Martyr's First Apology
- The Martyrdom of Polycarp
- The Epistle to Diognetus
225 pages (PB)