In my seventh review/recap of James Dunn’s newest volume Neither Jew nor Greek I will summarize his second covering the second centuries sources available for historians to observe the trajectories of the development of the early Christian movement. I will be covering chapter 40.1 in this post.
Dunn begins with the Apostolic Fathers of the second century CE. He notes that the list of sources has actually grown since over the last 150 years with the discovery of such documents as the Didache in 1873. I will strive to summarize his comments on each of the works that he covers in this section.
-Predates some of the latest NT documents, having been written around 95-95 CE.
-Written from Rome to Corinth
-Addresses the need for the younger believers in Corinth to listen to and obey their leaders, further opening the window of history to the factional nature…
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