By Andrew Gregory, Christopher Tuckett

The two-volume paintings the hot testomony and the Apostolic Fathers deals 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 known as the Apostolic Fathers.The moment quantity, Trajectories throughout the New testomony and the Apostolic Fathers , discusses vast theological, literary, and ancient concerns that come up within the comparative examine of those texts, and that are of significance to the examine of early Christianity. It offers with crucial present debates referring to either the Apostolic Fathers and the hot testomony, similar to baptism, Pauline theology, the functionality of apocalyptic parts, Church order, and Jewish and Christian identification.

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So, it is possible to understand Ignatius’ further arguments (see text above). 64 Schoedel, Ignatius, 179 (refering to Ign. Rom. 5. 1): ‘Ignatius speaks of his justiWcation in terms that are directly dependent on 1 Cor 4:4 (echoed again in Tr. 2); but ‘‘justiWcation’’ for Ignatius is apparently nothing other than becoming a disciple (cf. Tr. 2) and gaining perfection (cf. Phd. ’ Cf. Merz, Die Wktive Selbstauslegung, 166 (see above n. 29). 65 See R. Bultmann, ‘Ignatius und Paulus’, in E. ), Exegetica: Aufsa¨tze zur Erforschung des Neuen Testaments (Tu¨bingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1967), 400–11; H.

Clemensbrief, BZNW 110 (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2002), 26–36, who argues for the latter interpretation. 10 As a biblical reference the author quotes Isa. 60. 17 (very diVerent from LXX and the Hebrew text). 12 Andreas Lindemann their ministration’. In support of this rule, in 45. 1– 46. 3 the writer cites several biblical passages as well as a statement of the Lord himself (46. 11 In this context we Wnd the second explicit reference to Paul. In 47. 1, the Corinthians are urged to ‘take up the epistle of the blessed Paul the Apostle’ (IíƺÜâåôå ôcí KðØóôïºcí ôïF ìÆŒÆæßïı —Æýºïı ôïF Iðïóôüºïı).

T. Lechner, Ignatius adversus Valentinianos? Chronologische und theologiegeschichtliche Studien zu den Briefen des Ignatius von Antiochien, VCSup 47 (Leiden: Brill, 1999), 64: Polycarp wrote his letter ‘um 150’, and ‘zwischen 165 und 175 wird der Philipperbrief vom Verfasser der Ignatianen interpoliert’; the texts referring to Ignatius’ letters (Pol. Phil. 1. 1 and 13) were interpolated by the author of the Ignatian letters. See my review (ZAC 6 (2002), 157–61). Cf. also Merz, Die Wktive Selbstauslegung, 133– 40, esp.

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