"This book, intended as a quick and simple guide to the apostolic fathers, achieves its goals admirably. The consistency of the format, the clarity of the organization and writing, and the inclusion of numerous tables, maps, and a handy glossary ensure that anyone encountering these documents for the first time will find here a reliable and user-friendly introduction to an often strange and mysterious world."
—Michael Holmes, Bethel College
". . . set apart by the clarity of its prose and the cleverness of its design. Students will welcome both . . . an excellent and a readable introduction. It is ideal for use in the classroom."
—James E. Goehring, Mary Washington College -- Review
About the Author
Clayton N. Jefford is Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at Saint Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana. He received his Ph.D. from The Claremont Graduate School in 1988.