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The Shepherd of Hermas: A Commentary

Author: 
Carolyn Osiek (Author) Helmut Koester (Editor)
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Description

Extremely popular in its time, The Shepherd of Hermas is a second-century work often used for instruction of catechumens, and in fact, is widely regarded as scripture. In it Hermas, a rich freed slave whose wealth was not always lawfully obtained, undergoes and relates several visions (including one from an angel disguised as a shepherd), repents, and offers advice on Christian teaching and behavior.

Comprehensive and careful, Carolyn Osiek's is the only full-length commentary on "The Shepherd" in English. Hermas's revelations afford us glimpses of religious imagination, social world, and moral ideals among early second-century Roma

ISBN: 
9780800660635
Price: 
$49.00
Release date: 
July 26, 1999
Pages: 
320
Width: 
8.25
Height: 
9.25

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