The Early Christian Reader

The Early Christian Reader

Various Authors



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)

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