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The Didache: Faith, Hope, & Life of the Earliest Christian Communities,…

by Aaron Milavec

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This is one of the earliest works of Chritianity that has been preserved. Possible the earliest book of church Doctrine. It contains the Lord's prayer in its earliest form. The trinity is there in the baptismal creed. The cover dates the original work to as early as A.D. 70, but that seems far too early and perhaps it is a 2nd. cent. production, but still earlier than the Gospels that made it into the canon.
Original text is on CCEL.ORG, but it is the hundreds of pages of commentary that make the book valuable. ( )
  waeshael | May 29, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0809105373, Hardcover)

A first-century pastoral manual

Aaron Milavec has written an important study of the The Didache, one of the first major texts describing the way of life lived within a set of first-century Christian communities. A "pastoral manual" of sorts, it enumerates the step-by-step training of gentile converts for full active participation in the church communities of the mid-first century.

Milavec offers here a fresh translation, side by side Greek and English, of the work, along with extensive commentary. Of considerable length, this work is noteworthy because it places the text with the context of how the earliest Christians saw themselves in relation to the surrounding Roman, pagan society.

This landmark work is a must for:
--scripture scholars.
--historians.
--graduate students.
--university and seminary libraries.

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