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Church and Society in Documents, 100-600 AD
By Alan Hayes
Church and Society in Documents, 100-600 AD illustrates the diversity of early Christian literature, with its many genres, its many cultural settings, and its many purposes and functions. The documents included in the volume are truly primary sources, witnesses in the first six centuries of Christianity. In them, students can read the very words of early Christians.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Pliny-Trajan Correspondence
Ignatius, To the Ephesians
Gospel of Thomas
Justin, Second Apology
Martyrdom of Perpetua
Hippolytus? Apostolic Tradition?
Origen, "First Homily on the Song of Songs"
Cyprian, Treatise to Demetrianus
Acts of the Council of Nicea
Gregory Nazianzen, Letters 101, 102, 202 (Against the Apollinarians)
Ambrose, Letters 20, 21
John Crysostom, Homilies on the Gospel of St. John, 62
Paulinus of Nola, Letter 29
Augustine of Hippo, Letter 211 ("The Rule")
Pope Leo I, "The Tome"
Antonius, The LIfe and Daily Mode of Living of Blessed Simeon the Stylite
The Penitential of Columbanus