This post is the final contribution to the series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland.
As Fraz Stuhlhofer notes, one important aspect of considering scriptural citations in early Christian literature is to consult the findings of previous studies, especially those involving scripture registers. Accordingly, I have offered a summary of the major scripture registers concerning Patrick’s Confessio below. Continue reading
“There are two ways: one is the Way of Life, the other is the Way of Death; and there is a mighty difference between these two ways.” (Didache 1.1)
Thus begins the Didache, that early Christian text also called the “Teaching of the Lord Given to the Gentiles by the Twelve Apostles.” Since its rediscovery in 1873 by Philotheos Bryennios, the Didache has fascinated scholars and Christians with its short yet dynamic statements on the manner in which Christians should live their lives. It was thus with great eagerness that I read Thomas O’Loughlin’s The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010). Continue reading