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The social setting of the ministry as reflected in the writings of Hermas, Clement and Ignatius

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This thesis contributes to a growing body of literature concerned with the social setting of early Christianity. It focuses on three first and early second century documents (the Shepherd of Hernias, 1 Clement, and the Ignatian epistles) and reconstructs from them the social setting of the ministry in Rome, Corinth, and Asia Minor. Relatively well-to-do patrons who invited the church to meet in their homes were the primary leaders of these communities. No attempt is made to generalize from...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Theology
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Publication date:
1987
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323880
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uuid:5923c947-c87e-4f5e-a97b-1778e5b024f9
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td:602323880

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