The two-volume paintings The New testomony and the Apostolic Fathers bargains a comparative research of 2 collections of early Christian texts: the hot testomony; and the texts, from instantly after the hot testomony interval, that are conventionally often called the Apostolic Fathers.
The first quantity, The Reception of the hot testomony within the Apostolic Fathers, provides a entire and rigorous dialogue of the level to which the writings later incorporated within the New testomony have been identified to and utilized by all the Apostolic Fathers. modern learn at the textual traditions of either collections is used to handle the questions of textual transmission and reception.
The moment quantity, Trajectories in the course of the New testomony and the Apostolic Fathers, discusses wide theological, literary, and old concerns that come up within the comparative learn of those texts, and that are of significance to the research of early Christianity. It bargains with crucial present debates bearing on either the Apostolic Fathers and the recent testomony, corresponding to baptism, Pauline theology, the functionality of apocalyptic components, Church order, and Jewish and Christian identity.