Women in the Apostolic Fathers: Familial Expectations in Ignatius (Part I)


Pursuing Veritas

This post is part of an ongoing series examining Women in the Apostolic Fathers.

Ancient Greek HouseWhile the Apostolic Fathers by-and-large eschew the household codes which are so prevalent in Pauline and post-Pauline literature, Ignatius’s Epistle to Polycarp and Polycarp’s Epistle to the Philippians each contain a section reminiscent  of Greco-Roman household duties.

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