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    A marvelous edition of an absolutely pivotal work one of the early compilations of Church Order Dating from perhaps around AD 235, the author s I wasn t always persuaded by the editor s take on the source history here lay out so much detail about how their particular third century Christian community worshipped, or at least how he they visualized it worshipping Included, of course, is plenty of material about the ordinations of bishops, presbyters, deacons, etc., as well as other orders like lector, subdeacon, widow, and virgin You ll find here prayers of blessings for a variety of things not only eucharistic bread and wine, but also oil, cheese, and olives many of which include some variant on the line, To you be glory, to the Father and to the Son with the Holy Spirit in the holy church, both now and forever and to all the ages of the ages A rather vivid sketch of the state of the catechumenate is also provided criteria for applying for admission to the community, including social status and the ethical stature of one s occupation the length of the catechumenate three years, but with exceptions for obvious eagerness and perseverance roles and limitations in the worship of the early church examinations and Also featured here is a detailed description of baptism in this particular community which, in fact, has been one of the primary reasons for scholarly attention to the document heretofore Among the many other contents are an outline for praying at specific hours of the day, and the making of the sign of the cross on one s forehead.All in all, an invaluable peek back at one slice of Christian worship and practice, plausibly from the third century Challenging, provoking, informative, rejuvenating.

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    This review is on multiple levels 1 the content of Hippolytus s writings, 2 the textual apparatus itself, and 3 the editor s commentary 1 is okay 2 is painful 3 is sometimes interesting 1 Hippolytus provides us with a snapshot of what church might have looked like back then There is a recognizable if inchoate liturgy based loosely on the Roman baptismal creed, which probably became the Apostle s Creed Hippolytus s church exorcised demons 15.8 , practiced prophecy and healing 14.1 and used the sign of the cross 42A 1 4 2 Have you ever spent some time reading the textual criticism apparatus to some Greek bibles That s about as exciting as what you will find here After Hippolytus s own writings, the editor analyzes the text I guess that s necessary, but the downside is it crowds out what Hippolytus is saying 3 When the editor comments on Hippolytus, he is illuminating For example, Hippolytus forbids eunuchs into the church, which seems mean The editor explains, however, that eunuchs as the term was used meant the passive partner in a homosexual act That kind of makes sense.St Vlad s has done a new edition of this work, which is likely s uperior to this work.

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    Important compendium of church practice from the third century.

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    Short book on training new Christians in the early church It s probably like 20 30 pages in length, so don t trust the 200 page count Most of it is commentary but it was pretty interesting.

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    The importance of this text in history is an open question Who wrote the book, over what time period was it written, and how representative was it of the greater church community The editors of this translation can t definitively answer those questions, but they develop an interesting theory that deserves consideration I recommend taking a look at this version of the text to get an insight on what the writers of at least one Christian community believed, and potentially you will get a glimpse at Christian practice as a whole in the early 3rd century.The editors translate each small section separately, followed by extensive footnotes detailing discrepancies in the sources and open translation questions This creates a much unwieldy text than a straight translation would provide, but it is necessary considering the complex history of the manuscripts we have available today Whether or not you accept their theory on the origin of the document, the readability of the translation and thoroughness of the attendant notes are quite helpful.

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    A superb rendering of a complicated text Evidently, though, a new Ethiopian manuscript of the text has been discovered that should soon be incorporated into a new edition of this translation by the same translator I look forward to his updated reasoning on the redaction history of this important witness to early 3rd c Roman liturgical practices The 3 5 is for two reasons one, the massive number of footnotes and comments makes the general flow of the actual text difficult to follow as there are often several pages of notes between sections of the translation second, there are sections where I simply disagree liturgically theologically with the author that is to say, my rating is partly lowered because of the layout of this edition, and it is partly lowered because among patristic texts this one just doesn t do a ton for me on a devotional level.

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    A highly academic study of this early Christian document Not for light study Each short section of the document has Textual Notes, Comments, and Endnotes, making this difficult to follow Highlighting each chapter of Apostolic Tradition to set them off from the rest might be very helpful You will definitely know about the Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus than you ever imagined I would have appreciated a bit explanation of what the author thought each section meant for Ecclesiology and Church History, but he has kept his opinions, beyond that of textual criticism, to a minimum.

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    Another critical edition from St Vladimir s Seminary the lions share of the discussion is from modern scholars on the text, but much of it is of interest mostly to scholars Some good insights into the text and the text is interesting.

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On the Apostolic Tradition [PDF / EPUB] On the Apostolic Tradition Apostolic Tradition, as this text is best known, was identified in the early years of the twentieth century as the work of Hippolytus, a Christian leader from third century Rome The text provides lit Apostolic Tradition, as this text is best known, was identified in the early years of the twentieth century as the work of Hippolytus, a Christian leader from third century Rome The text provides liturgical information of great antiquity, and as such has been massively influential on liturgical study and reform, especially in western churches Nonetheless, there have been a number of problems surrounding the On the PDF/EPUB or text The attribution to Hippolytus has never been universally accepted much of the text remained obscure, published without commentary finally, no adequate English version has been published since On the Apostolic Tradition seeks to solve these problems The introduction brings the debate concerning authorship to a new level while the rest of the text is accompanied by lucid commentary Together with a fresh translation, the book brings light to formerly obscure passages, clears critical impasses and provides new discoveries It is a significant and important piece of research, enlightening and eminently readableAlistair Stewart Sykes is a leading scholar of Christian liturgical origins The author of numerous books and articles on early Christianity and its liturgy, he had retired from teaching and is a vicar in the Diocese of Salisbury, England On the Apostolic Tradition is part of the POPULAR PATRISTIC SERIES.

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  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • On the Apostolic Tradition
  • Hippolytus of Rome
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 9780881412338

About the Author: Hippolytus of Rome

Hippolytus of Rome AD was the most important rd century theologian in the Christian Church in Rome, where he was probably born He came into conflict with the popes of his time and seems to have headed a schismatic group as a rival Bishop of Rome He opposed the Roman bishops who softened the penitential system to accommodate the large number of On the PDF/EPUB or new pagan converts However, he was ver.