Item description for Shepherd of Hermas: A Commentary (Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible) by Carolyn Osiek & Helmut Koester...
Overview Once considered almost part of the canon, this second-century book relates a freed slave's visions and repentance, offering counsel for new Christians. Widely used for catechetical instruction in its day, it is also significant for its views on postbaptismal lapses. Fullest commentary in English!
Publishers Description Comprehensive and careful, this is the first and only full-length commentary on "The Shepherd" in English. The revelations are glimpses of the religious imagination, social world, and moral ideals among early second-century Roman Christians.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.54" Width: 8.5" Height: 1.08" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Jul 26, 1999
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800660633 ISBN13 9780800660635
Availability 0 units.
More About Carolyn Osiek & Helmut Koester
Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
Carolyn Osiek currently resides in the state of Texas.