Apostolic Fathers

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The term '''''Apostolic Fathers''''' refers both to a group of early Christian writers (the first among the [[Church Fathers]]) and to a particular collection of their writings.
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The term '''''Apostolic Fathers''''' refers both to a group of early Christian writers (the first among the [[Church Fathers]]) and to a particular collection of their writings. These writings comprise the first known Christian writings after the composition of the [[New Testament]], and some were even considered for inclusion in the canon (i.e., the epistles of St. [[Clement of Rome]]).
 
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The term Apostolic Fathers refers both to a group of early Christian writers (the first among the Church Fathers) and to a particular collection of their writings. These writings comprise the first known Christian writings after the composition of the New Testament, and some were even considered for inclusion in the canon (i.e., the epistles of St. Clement of Rome).


The most common lists of these writings usually include most or all of the following:

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