Apostolic Fathers: Introductory Reading List

  • Borchardt, Carl F. A. 1999. “The Spirituality of the Apostolic Fathers.” Studia historiae ecclesiasticae 25: 132-52.
  • Brown, Charles Thomas. 2000. The Gospel and Ignatius of Antioch. Studies in Biblical Literature 12. New York: Lang.
  • Callam, Daniel. 1997. “Bishops and Presbyters in the Apostolic Fathers.” Studia Patristica 31: 107-11.
  • Carleton Paget, James. 1997. “The Vision of the Church in the Apostolic Fathers.” In A Vision For the Church,  193-206. Ed. M. Bockmuehl and M. B. Thompson. Edinburgh: T & T Clark.
  • Cline, Brandon and Trevor Thompson. 2006. “Ignatius redux: Bart Ehrman on Ignatius and his letters.” Journal of Religion 86: 442-54.
  • Danker, Frederick W. 1988. “Bridging St Paul and the Apostolic Fathers: A Study in Reciprocity.” Currents in Theology and Mission 15: 84-94.
  • Derrett, J. Duncan M. 1993. “Scripture and Norms in the Apostolic Fathers.” Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt 2.27.1: 649-99.
  • Ehrman, Bart D. 2003. The Apostolic Fathers. Loeb Classical Library  2 vols. Vol. 24-25. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Foster, Paul, ed. 2007. The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers. London/New York: T & T Clark.
  • Gregory, Andrew and Christopher M. Tuckett, eds. 2005. The New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers. 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Holmes, Michael W. 1999. The Apostolic Fathers: Greek texts and English translations. 3d. Grand Rapids: Baker.
  • Jefford, Clayton N. 2005. The Apostolic Fathers: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press.
  • Jefford, Clayton N. 2006. The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers.
  • Koester, Helmut. 2006. “The Apostolic Fathers and the struggle for Christian identity.” Expository Times 117: 133-39.
  • Lindemann, Andreas. 1990. “Paul in the Writings of the Apostolic Fathers.” In Paul and the Legacies of Paul,  25-45. Ed. W. S. Babcock. Dallas: Southern Methodist Univ Press.
  • Norris, Richard A. 2004. “The Apostolic and Sub-Apostolic Writings: The New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers.” In The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature,  11-19. Ed. F. M. Young et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pratscher, Wilhelm. 2010. The Apostolic Fathers: An Introduction. Waco: Baylor University Press. 
  • Schoedel, William R. 1989. “The Apostolic Fathers.” In New Testament and its modern interpreters,  457-98. Philadelphia: Fortress.