The Letters, PPS49

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An otherwise unknown second-century Christian, Ignatius was taken from Antioch to Rome in an imperial triumph, to be executed in the arena. He saw this triumphal proession as Christ’s, as he went to a conquering death. As Christ’s death brought about reconciliation between Jew and Gentile, Ignatius hoped that his death, united with Christ’s, would bring about reconciliation within and among the churches to which he wrote.

Two centuries later, when the Arian controversy further divided the Antiochene church, an unknown writer took on the persona of Ignatius to appeal for peace.

As today the church is more than ever divided, Fr Stewart presents a fresh English version of both Ignatius and his imitator, with the Greek of Ignatius, and concise introductions to the letters. The most recent research on Ignatius is accessibly presented, and the first English version of the imitation Ignatius is here made available to students, to clergy, and to the people of God.

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Alistair Stewart is an Anglican priest presently serving in the UK. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books on early Christian life and worship, including four previous works in the Popular Patristics Series.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword 9
  • On Ignatius of Antioch  11
  • Ignatius’ Letter to the Ephesians  25
  • Ignatius’ Letter to the Magnesians  41
  • Ignatius’ Letter to the Trallians  53
  • Ignatius’ Letter to the Romans  63
  • Ignatius’ Letter to the Philadelphians  75
  • Ignatius’ Letter to the Smyrneans  85
  • Ignatius’ Letter to Polycarp  97
  • On Pseudo-Ignatius  107
  • Correspondence of Pseudo-Ignatius and Mary of Cassosbola  131
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Trallians  137
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Magnesians  147
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Tarsians  157
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Philippians  163
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Philadelphians  173
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Smyrneans  183
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Polycarp  191
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Antiochenes  195
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to Hero  203
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Ephesians  209
  • Ps-Ignatius’ Letter to the Romans  223
  • Appendix 1: Other Antiochene material relating to Ignatius  229
  • Appendix 2: The additional Latin letters of the Long Recension  251
  • Further Reading  255

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Weight .61 lbs