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HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 16 December 2013
There is an active table of contents here, but for some unknown reason the publisher has gone for grey text in the main body of this, rather than black type. There is a foreword here as well as an introduction before the main text. I should point out that to those unaware of this work, it is very short. Like The Shepherd of Hermas it is unclear when this was originally written, and as it says in the introduction this could be one person taking pieces from other works to create what are Church Orders. This could be indeed one of the earliest known catechisms. Coming under the writings of the Apostolic Fathers this is non-Canonical and thus not an accepted piece for the Bible, but for those interested in the Early Christian Church this is an interesting and quick read.

It is always interesting to see how perceptions and teachings alter over the years, so if you are into the history of the Church, then this is probably something of a must have.
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on 25 January 2016
This is a cheap paperback edition designed to appeal to cheapskates like me. It is a reproduction of an edition from nearly 100 years ago. However, it is not a facsimile but a retyped copy, in English and Greek. There are copying errors, with words omitted and wrongly spelt in the English, and the occasional error in the Greek, with upsilon and nu confused in at least one place. The texts are not parallel on opposing pages, as I hoped, but separate. Typeface is large and line spacing is high, so as to pad it out and give it enough pages to look worthwhile. I would not bother with this. Get a proper critical edition, in a second-hand bookshop if need be.
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on 20 March 2017
This is an amazing text, a guide to your Christian life straight from the Apostles themselves. Obviously heavily scripturally based this is well worth a read as it will challenge you in places and no doubt engage your curiosity in others.
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on 6 May 2014
Wondering how the faith developed from the time of the Apostles? This is your answer. This is a small, easy read, and will answer a lot of your questions concerning how and when certain Christian practices came about, such as fasting and the Eucharist. Highly recommend reading this little jewel.
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on 15 November 2017
I read this book twice and the second time I was transported back in time to the early days of the 12 apostles and their successors. It was the 10 Commandments in great detail. .I recommend this book for all as it lets us know the beginning of an early Catechism. Denis Ireland.
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on 15 March 2016
Wowee! I'd heard of this but actually reading it is a true eye-opener into 1st Century Christianity. Its not the bible, but it comes jolly close.
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on 28 June 2016
A reasonably useful book but of lot of the pages are taken up with things not actually to do with Didache. {Peter Baden
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on 23 July 2017
After reading this short and sweet book,I finally realised why it, although sound teaching, was not chosen to be in the Canon on the New Testament.
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on 21 November 2016
Love it!
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on 27 January 2016
A really interesting take on common teachings in the early church. It is basically a summary of key teachings.
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