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Hermeneia: The Apostolic Tradition (Herm)

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“The anonymous early church order that became known as the Apostolic Tradition and conventionally attributed to Hippolytus of Rome has generated enormous scholarly discussion since its discovery in the nineteenth century. Surprisingly, however, there has never before been a comprehensive commentary on it such as there is for other patristic works. We have here attempted to remedy this defect, and at the same time we have offered the first full synoptic presentation in English of the various witnesses to its text. We have also taken the opportunity to develop our argument that it is neither the work of Hippolytus nor of any other individual. Instead, we believe that it is a composite document made up of a number of layers and strands of diverse provenance and compiled over a period of time, and therefore not representing the practice of any one Christian community.” —from the preface

This Hermeneia volume provides an important contribution to New Testament research as well as the study of the patristic era.

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Interested in more Hermeneia commentaries? Explore the series and watch the video here.

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  • Includes a number of valuable insights
  • Presents a detailed and authoritative interpretation
  • Provides a fantastic commentary for students, teachers, scholars, and professors

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About the Authors

Paul Bradshaw is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, and holds a PhD from London University, a DD from Oxford University, and an honorary DD from the General Theological Seminary, New York. Between 1995 and 2008 he served as director of Notre Dame’s London Undergraduate Program, and still teaches there periodically.

Maxwell Johnson is professor of liturgical Studies at Notre Dame University, USA and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is the author of numerous publications, including Documents of the Baptismal Liturgy.


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