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The Apostolic Fathers are the Christian writers from the first and second centuries who are thought to have been disciples of the Apostles or to have been so directly influenced by the Apostles that their writings are considered echoes of genuine Apostolic teaching. Their writings form a link of tradition that binds these writings to those of the New Testament. Chief among the apostolic fathers are the three first-century Bishops: St. Clement of Rome, St. Ignatius of Antioch, and St. Polycarp of Smyrna, who were disciples of St. Peter and St. John. 

There are a number of works attributed to St. Clement although only his letter to the Corinthians (1 Clement) and possibly one of his homilies (2 Clement) are believed to be genuine. Ignatius and Polycarp also have a number of surviving letters, one of which includes the famous story of the martyrdom of Polycarp. Included in this collection is the Didache, an early doctrinal statement said to be composed by the 12 apostles before they went their separate ways to preach the gospel "to all nations." Also included is, the Epistle of Barnabas, which many have held to have been written by the Barnabas who is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. Some early Christian Bibles included these works, although later councils would leave them out of the canon of scripture.

The full list of works included in this collection, along with introductory material, is:

1. 1 Clement

2. 2 Clement

3. Epistles of Ignatius

4. Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

5. The Didache

6. Epistle of Barnabas

©1912 London: Heinemann; New York: Macmillan (P)2021 Steven Burger

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  • 06-11-21

Important Messages, get this!

Thanks for releasing this, just in the right time. Can’t wait for part 2. Very nice, chapters and name of the letters are in place, easy to find. This was a real blessing to listen to.

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Strange that He said some. The day fallowed, I prophecy and people I prayed for got healed. So it has to be more than an experience.

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Don’t forget, our Lord won victory over Satan’s rules in the body when it was crusified in Him on the cross, and we where crusified with Him. So sin and sickness can’t rule in the new creation. Our body is dead, and we are the Lords temple.