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New Essays on the Apostolic Fathers
Rothschild, Clare K.

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017 pp. xvi + 304. $194.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 375

Description: This volume comprises fifteen new essays on the Apostolic Fathers with a focus on 1 and 2 Clement. An introductory essay investigates the role of seventeenth-century librarians in the origination of the collection's title. Five essays concern 1 Clement, exploring its relationship to 1 Corinthians, its generic classification, the discussion of "Christian education" (1 Clem. 21:8), the golden calf tradition, and the well-known legend of the regeneration of the phoenix. Three essays treat 2 Clement, including problems with recent translations of chapter 1, the motif of the barren woman in chapter 2, and the analogy of faith as a race in chapter 7. The volume ranges widely within and beyond early Christian literature-from the streets of ancient Achaean and Asian the early modern libraries of Europe.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Judith M. Lieu
Published 4/23/2020
Citation: Judith M. Lieu, review of Clare K. Rothschild, New Essays on the Apostolic Fathers, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2020).

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