Father Josiah Trenham
A review of the earliest post-New Testament Christian literature providing inspiring examples of Christian devotion and the ethos of the Christian generations immediately following the Apostolic period. These writings are replete with inspiring examples of Christian devotion and provide a valuable window into both the significant personalities and the spiritual and theological ethos of the Christian generations immediately following the Apostolic period. These texts are also of great apologetic value in the contemporary pluralistic milieu in which Orthodox Christians dwell in the West.
Lecture 1: The Epistle of St. Clement of Rome to the Corinthians
Lecture 2: The Letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch
Lecture 3: The Epistle and Martyrdom of St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Lecture 4: The Epistle of Barnabas and the Didache
Lecture 5: The Epistle to Diognetus and the Shepherd of Hermas