The Didache

A Commentary

By Shawn J. Wilhite

Foreword by Clayton N. Jefford

The Didache

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  • ISBN: 9781498205108
  • Pages: 326
  • Publication Date: 9/4/2019
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The Didache

A Commentary

By Shawn J. Wilhite

Foreword by Clayton N. Jefford

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  • ISBN: 9781498205108
  • Pages: 326
  • Publication Date: 9/4/2019
  • Retail Price: $38.00
Web Price: $30.40
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About-

The Apostolic Fathers Commentary Series aims to complement the study of early Christianity through historical, literary, and theological readings of the Apostolic Fathers. Writers of the AFCS volumes seek to be mindful of critical scholarship while commenting on a final-form text. Shawn J. Wilhite’s commentary on the Didache includes a brief introduction to the Didache, the use of Scripture by the Didachist, and the theology of the Didache. The commentary proceeds section by section with a close ear to the text of the Didache, relevant early Christian literature, and current scholarship.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Wilhite’s introduction is thoughtfully balanced—elucidating the beliefs, practices, and authoritative texts of the Didachean community as seen synchronically through the window of the Jerusalem manuscript, while still acknowledging the questions concerning, and engaging the critical scholarship on, the ‘journey’ of the text and the communities along the way. Most refreshingly, he is not afraid to think outside the box, and I found myself forced to reconsider points I thought long settled.”

—Nancy D. Pardee, University of Chicago



“In this introductory commentary Wilhite spills his extensive knowledge of primary and secondary sources, including the most reliable recent studies, in a volume of value to specialists and nonspecialists alike. This prized contribution imparts a freshness and urgency rarely encountered in works on the Apostolic Fathers. I recommend it without qualification.”

—Clare K. Rothschild, Lewis University



“Though intended as an introductory commentary on the Didache, not only does Wilhite’s book provide an entrée into the backgrounds, contents, theology, and reception of the Didache, it also steers a reliable path through the critical thickets that currently surround its interpretation. All of this makes the book a valuable companion to the study of the Didache, and a worthy contribution to this exciting new series on the Apostolic Fathers.”

—Charles E. Hill, Reformed Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Shawn J. Wilhite
Clayton N. Jefford

Bio(s)-

Shawn J. Wilhite received a PhD in New Testament and a ThM in Patristics from Southern Seminary. He is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University and PhD candidate in Patristics at Durham University. He is director and research fellow for the Center for Ancient Christian Studies.

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