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Hermeneia: Shepherd of Hermas: A Commentary on the Shepherd of Hermas (Herm)


Extremely popular in its time, The Shepherd of Hermas is a second-century work often used for instruction of catechumens, and in fact, is widely regarded as scripture. In it Hermas, a rich freed slave whose wealth was not always lawfully obtained, undergoes and relates several visions (including one from an angel disguised as a shepherd), repents, and offers advice on Christian teaching and behavior. Comprehensive and careful, Carolyn Osiek’s is the only full-length commentary on “The Shepherd” in English. Hermas’ revelations afford us glimpses of religious imagination, social world, and moral ideals among early second-century Rome.

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  • Title: Shepherd of Hermas: A Commentary on the Shepherd of Hermas
  • Author: Carolyn Osiek
  • Series: Hermeneia
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1999
  • Logos Release Date: 2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subjects: Bible > Commentaries--Collected works; Hermas, 2nd cent. Shepherd > Commentaries
  • Resource Type: Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:35:46Z

Carolyn Osiek is professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas. Her previous books include A Woman’s Place: House Churches in Early Christianity.