Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Apostolic Fathers (Patres apostolici)
(779 words)

Modern compilation of nine Greek Early Christian writings (1st/2nd cent. AD) that are heterogenous in genre, theology and function; their authors are thought to have been hearers and disciples of the Twelve Apostles. They are not counted among the authors of the canonical writings of the NT.

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Landfester, Manfred, “Apostolic Fathers (Patres apostolici)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0026>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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