Press whose original offering was a 191219 translation by kirsopp lake. Ive always looked up to him, as a brilliant scholar of an earlier generation with very many interests closely parallel to mine. Jun 29, 2011 the apostolic fathers by kirsopp lake. Barnabas, epistle of see the apostolic fathers see pp. They include clement of rome, ignatius of antioch, hermas, polycarp of smyrna, and papias. He was educated at st pauls school, london and then went up to lincoln college, oxford, matriculating. They believe that it extends throughout all ages, for. Origen whom well read later this year speculated that he may have been the clement named by paul in philippians 4. As with all books in the loeb classical library, the original in this case, greek text is presented on the lefthand pages, and an english translation is presented on the right. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source.
The apostolic fathers with justin martyr and irenaeus by philip schaff. Publication date 1912 topics christian literature, early publisher. He had an uncommon breadth of interests, publishing definitive monographs in textual criticism of the new testament, greek palaeography, theology, and archaeology. With an english translation by kirsopp lake the shepherd is divided into visions in the last of which the shepherd appears, commandments or mandates, as they are more usually called, and parables or similitudes. Apostolic fathers in greek and english lake edition logos. His father came from a family of scottish origin and kirsopp was the family name of the boys paternal grandmother. Greek texts and english translations third edition.
Saint polycarp, bishop of smyrna and holy martyr c. Kirsopp lake 7 april 1872 10 november 1946 was a new testament scholar and winn professor of ecclesiastical history at harvard divinity school. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. Rather than trying to make the eclectic apf actually fit lightfoot an old text from the 19th century, i decided to go a different path and change apf to fit kirsopp lakes edition of the apostolic fathers loeb library. Kirsopp lake collection 7 book original fathers christian cd. Book of mandates lightfoot translation shepherd of hermas. Kirsopp lake the writings of the apostolic fathers give a rich and diverse picture of christian life and thought in the period immediately after new testament times. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The apostolic fathers are a group of early christian authors whose writings date back to the middle of the first century. Shepherd of hermas lake introduction, from the apostolic fathers by kirsopp lake, 1912. Lakes apostolic fathers i mentioned that the first edition of the loeb apostolic fathers was done by kirsopp lake and that i think he was a great scholar and that it was a great edition.
Those known as apostolic fathers wrote what has become some of the most important literature in the early churchletters and epistolary documents, homilies and theological tracts, documents on church order, and apocalyptic literature. This trilogy is the accounts of the early apostolic fathers written by philip schaff and edited by alexander roberts, d. Publication date 1912 topics christian literature, early publisher london. I clement, ii clement, ignatius, polycarp, didache, barnabas, the shepherd of hermas, the martyrdom of polycarp, the epistle of dionetus by kirsopp lake. The apostolic fathers in 2 volumes, translated by kirsopp lake format. The apostolic fathers greekenglish interlinear logos. Published english translations have been made by various scholars of early christianity, such as j. The apostolic fathers loebs classical library with an english translation by kirsopp lake, 1976, page 249. Who is kirsopp lake kirsopp lake, 18721946, noted english biblical scholar. First clement this epistle is the earliest and best known of the socalled apostolic fathers.
The apostolic fathers were a group of early christian leaders and authors who lived shortly after the apostles. He had an uncommon breadth of interests, publishing definitive monographs in new testament textual. The writings of the apostolic fathers give a rich and diverse picture of christian. Arthur cleveland coxe from antenicene fathers elucidations by the same author. Polycarp of smyrna, didache, barnabas of alexandria, the shepherd of hermas, and diognetus. It is roughly 9,400 words roughly the length of the book of revelation. Apostolic fathers kirsopp lake collection 7 book original. These early christian writings shed light not only on theological developments, but on issues of canonicity, lexicography, and ecclesiology.
Unless otherwise stated, all citations taken from kirsopp lake, apostolic fathers, 1912 loeb classical library, found here. Kirsopp lake 7 april 1872 10 november 1946 was an english new testament scholar, church historian, and winn professor of ecclesiastical history at harvard divinity school. Their writings show the importance of the doctrine of the trinity in the first and second centuries, the respect that the early church had for the apostles, and the fervent love the leaders of the church had for their congregations. Shepherd of hermas wikisource, the free online library. Jan 02, 2020 originally, the apostolic fathers were called apostolic men. Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the united states because they were published before january 1, 1925.
The ambitious aim has been to present english translations of the complete works and whereabouts of the early church fathers. The librarians guide to the apostolic fathers theological. Revised greek texts with introductions and english translations. The apostolic fathers whose names we know were all leaders in the early church, and some corresponded with one another. Harvard university press issued the text of the apostolic fathers in two volumes, so kirsopp lakes version circulated wid. Kirsopp lake was born in southampton, england, on 7 april 1872, the elder of two surviving children of george anthony kirsopp lake, a physician, and isabel oke clark. If you have heard that there should be more books included in the new testament canon, you really should read the shepherd, which is the book that was passed over with the most difficulty by the. The term apostolic father is reserved for early christian writers who had personal contact with the apostles. The apostolic fathers greekenglish interlinear logos bible.
The apostolic fathers are a group of early christian authors and christian leaders who are believed to have had contact with jesus twelve disciples, and whose writings date back to the middle of the first century. Most of the apostolic fathers are believed to have known the apostles personally or were connected to them in some way. The martyrdom of polycarp letter from the church of smyrna to the church at philomelion in phrygia from kirsopp lake, the apostolic fathers, vol. Their writings are typically dated between ad 80180.
The translation used is that of kirsopp lake unless otherwise cited. The apostolic fathers were core christian theologians among the church fathers who lived in. The nearcanonical status of the writings of the apostolic fathers in the early church makes their importance for modern study undisputed. The apostolic fathers were core christian theologians among the church fathers who lived in the 1st and 2nd centuries ad, who are believed to have personally known some of the twelve apostles, or to have been significantly influenced by them. Some of them were accorded almost scriptural authority in the early church.
Others take it further to the eighth century while others see that there is no specific era for the fathers. Harvard university press issued the text of the apostolic fathers in two volumes, so kirsopp lakes version circulated widely for a century before it was replaced. Pdf the apostolic fathers v 1 download full pdf book. Greek texts and english translations revised edition. If you get the update of the apostolic fathers, youll note what the new solution was. Pdf the apostolic fathers v 1 download full pdf book download. These two volumes provide crucial selections of the apostolic fathers writings in greek, along with english translations and introductions by kirsopp lake. Part 2did the apostolic fathers teach the trinity doctrine. Clement led the church in rome during the late first century. The early christian writings of churchmen who wrote about christianity in the late first and early second centuries. Many of these writings are now known as the apostolic fathers, a designation. Bishop, martyr, and teacher of apostolic tradition 1 who was saint polycarp of smyrna. Nov 25, 2017 excerpt from the apostolic fathers, vol. This twovolume set is the classic edition of the apostolic fathers in the loeb classical library edited by kirsopp lake nearly a century ago.
The epistle of barnabas is a very early christian letter. Aug 16, 2019 shepherd of hermas lake introduction, from the apostolic fathers by kirsopp lake, 1912 introductory note by author. After 1914 he was at harvard, first as professor of early christian literature, from 1919 to 1932 as professor of ecclesiastical history, and from 1932 to 1937 as professor of history. The apostolic fathers v 1 available for download and read online in other formats. Greek texts and english translations of their writings, 2nd ed. Apostolic fathers in greek and english lake edition. Apostolic fathers, kirsopp lake, christian church bible study. Apostolic fathers, kirsopp lake, christian church bible. Kirsopp lake 7 april 1872 10 november 1946 was a new testament scholar and winn professor of ecclesiastical history at. Book of similitudes lightfoot translation works about the shepherd of hermas. For those who are concerned with such things, simply be aware that bart ehrman was only allowed to retranslate kirsopp lakes text for the. The writings of the apostolic fathers give a rich and diverse picture of christian life and thought in the period immediately after new testament times. The translation offered on this site was first published in the loeb classical library 191219 and quickly became the standard edition for scholars and students around the world.410 639 1327 582 1208 238 1399 975 1069 208 931 92 1570 709 932 106 453 817 1223 695 371 976 1109 12 126 235 887 672 525 80 1050 696 977 1177 546 639 435 745 496 45 1066 299 956 164 588