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Cyril Charles Richardson
|Description:||415 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction to early Christian literature and its setting --
Letters in crisis. The letter of the church of Rome to the church of Corinth, commonly called Clement's first letter. The letters of Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch. The letter of Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, to the Philippians --
The way of martyrdom. The martyrdom of Polycarp --
A church manual. The teaching of the twelve apostles, commonly called the Didache --
An early Christian sermon. An anonymous sermon, commonly called Clement's second letter --
In defense of the faith. The so-called letter to Diognetus. The first apology of Justin, the Martyr. A plea regarding Christians by Anthenagoras, the philosopher --
An exposition of the faith. Selections from the work against heresies by Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons.
|Series Title:||Library of Christian classics (Philadelphia, Pa.), v. 1.|
|Responsibility:||newly translated and edited by Cyril C. Richardson, in collaboration with Eugene R. Fairweather, Edward Rochie Hardyu, Massey Hamilton Shepherd.|