Grand Rapids MI(2015): William B Eerdmans Publishing. First Edition. Thick Octavo. Volume 3. 946p. index of authors and scripture. bibliography. The work is the most thorough on covering the early growth of Christianity from the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. to the end of the second century. The scholar covers the wide range of scholarship and traces the last generation of the apostles (John] and the rise of Justin Martyr, Marcion, Tertullian and Origen. While essential in any serious study of early Patristics, the author brings together passages from the Fathers and Scripture often neglected. His knowledge of those both who take a traditional Christian view as well as those who in the modern era who often prefer a series of redactions and reinterpretations provides a balance for the serious scholar. The extensive knowledge of the epistles of Clement of Rome and the Shepherd of Hermas shows exactly which parts of the gospels and Epistles the early fathers were familiar with. Essential for understanding the early Church. A fine copy bound in gold cloth, spine lettering black, in fine pictorial dust jacket.
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