The Apostolic Fathers, A New Translation and Commentary, Volume IV (Paperback)
The early Christian Church and the men who were most influential during the formative years have a profound relevance to the contemporary structure of the Church. The Apostolic Fathers: A Translation and Commentary provides a modern translation and commentary on the writings of these men, indispensable source material for the student of Church history. This volume, one of six, includes a translation of and commentary on the Letters of Ignatius of Antioch, which are primarily concerned with heterodoxy and church unity.
Robert M. Grant, editor of The Apostolic Fathers and author of this Introduction, is one of the nation's leading Protestant theological scholars. Today he is Chairman of the Department of New Testament of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. A native of the Chicago area, he attended Northwestern University, Episcopal Theological School, Union Theological Seminary, and Harvard University. His books published both here and abroad have won him wide acclaim. Among the titles to his credit are The Bible in the Church, The Earliest Lives of Jesus, Gnosticism: an Anthology, and A Historical Introduction to the New Testament.