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A title given since the 17th cent. to those Fathers of the age immediately after the NT period whose works survive in whole or part. They are Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Hermas, Polycarp, ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... Fathers . The Christian fathers of the period immediately after the New Testament. They are Clement of Rome , Ignatius , Hermas , Polycarp , and Papias , and the authors of The Epistle of Barnabas , The Epistle to Diognetus , 2 Clement , and the Didache...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... Fathers . A title given since the 17th cent. to those Fathers of the age immediately after the NT period whose works survive in whole or part. They are Clement of Rome , Ignatius , Hermas , Polycarp , and Papias , and the authors of the ‘Epistle of Barnabas ’, the ‘Epistle to Diognetus ’, 2 Clement, and the ‘ Didache...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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... For edns. and trs. of individual Fathers, see the sep. entries. For vocabulary, H. Kraft , Clavis Patrum Apostolorum: Catalogus Vocum in Libris Patrum qui dicuntur Apostolici non raro occurrentium (Munich, 1963). The New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers (ed. Oxford Society of Hist. Theology, 1905). T. F. Torrance , The Doctrine of Grace in the Apostolic Fathers (1948). J. Lawson , A Theological and Historical Introduction to the Apostolic Fathers (1961). L. W. Barnard , Studies in the Apostolic Fathers and their Background (Oxford...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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... Fathers The Apostolic Fathers ( * Clement of Rome, * Ignatius , * Hermas , Polycarp, and * Papias ; and the authors of the epistle of Barnabas, the epistle to Diognetus, 2 Clement, and the * Didache ) form the literary link between the NT period and later Christian generations. From about 95 to 150 ce a number of epistles and treatises give an important insight into how the tradition was both preserved and developed. On the one hand, there are frequent quotations from the OT ( * LXX ), but the doctrine of the ministry is in process of evolution:...

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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... Fathers . The collection known as the Apostolic Fathers consists of several Christian works written from the late first through the late second century. A letter written by the leaders of the Roman community to Corinth, 1 Clement probably dates from the last decade of the first century or first decade of the second. It attempts to mediate a dispute within the Corinthian community in which some elders had been deposed from office. The Letters of Ignatius were written by the bishop of Antioch while he was being transported to Rome for execution...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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A title given since the 17th cent. to those Fathers of the age immediately after the NT period whose works survive in whole or part. They are Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Hermas, Polycarp, and Papias, ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...the leading Catholic Enlightenment figure in England, Father Joseph *Berington , sharing with him scientific and philosophical interests as well as an outlook which was both tolerant and anticlerical. Like Priestley, Berington suffered from the reaction to the French Revolution, but the English Catholic community did recover its nerve. It was revitalized by the activities of men like Charles Butler ( 1750–1832 ), secretary to the Catholic Committee from 1782 , John Milner ( 1752–1826 ), Vicar Apostolic of the Midland District, and William Eusebius...

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A collection of ecclesiastical laws dating from c.350–80 and almost certainly of Syrian provenance. There has been much speculation about the compiler, who was clearly an Arian, perhaps Julian the ...
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(or Kohat ; Heb. qht ), second son of Levi and the father of Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel (Ex. 6.18; Nm. 3.19) He forms a link in the priestly ...
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BI Daniele Comboni  

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(1831–81), first RC Bishop of Central Africa and founder of the Verona Fathers. In 1854 he was ordained priest for the African mission in the Institute founded at Verona by Nicholas Mazza and later ...
Jean Baptiste Cotelier

Jean Baptiste Cotelier  

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(1627–86),French patristic scholar. In 1667 he was appointed by J. B. Colbert to assist with the cataloguing of the Greek MSS in the Royal Library at Paris. His writings ...
Bl. John XXIII

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(28 Oct. 1958–3June 1963)Third of thirteen children in a family of frugal peasant farmers, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was born on 25 Nov. 1881 at Sotto il Monte, 12 km from Bergamo. After attending the ...
Christianity in Uganda

Christianity in Uganda  

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The first Christian missionaries were sent to the kingdom of Buganda by the CMS in 1877; the RC mission was inaugurated by the White Fathers in 1879. Despite rivalry between the missions, the early ...
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(c.170–c.236), theologian. He was a presbyter at Rome, apparently of some importance. Under Callistus (217–22), whom he regarded as a heretic, he seems to have allowed himself to be elected as a ...
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(Gk., ‘invocation, prayer’).A prayer in the Christian eucharist which asks the Father to send the Holy Spirit upon the bread and wine to make them the body and blood of Christ.[...]

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