Book Review: The Christology In The Apostolic Fathers

Reblogging for future reference.

Edge Induced Cohesion

The Christology In The Apostolic Fathers, by Alonzo Rosecrans Stark

While I found much fault with the author’s approach to the apostolic fathers, I found this to be a worthwhile book about the apostolic fathers, as it was the author’s doctoral thesis and he had to find something new in order to receive his degree, and so I can understand that he would have a high motivation to theorize an imaginary progressivism given the times in which this book was written in an age where such imaginary views of progress over time were particularly current.  It is worthwhile to discuss, tough, how I found this book to begin with.  Indeed, although widely available materials about the Apostolic Fathers are still rare [1], my positive experience in finding some old books to read on led me to think that there were some books on the Apostolic Fathers in the public…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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