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Discovered 130 years ago, the Didache is apparently a catechism intended to present basic instruction on Christian ethics and worship to newcomers about to undergo baptism. A worldwide panel of scholars examine it and the Gospel of Matthew in terms of Jewish-Christian relations, the history of liturgy, etc. 310 pages, hardcover. Fortress.
Scholars from the United States, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and South Africa analyze the complex relationship between the Gospel of Matthew and the Didache. They discuss the implications not only for scholars' understanding of these two ancient documents but for the development of Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations, and the history of liturgy. The contributors are: Bas ter Haar Romeny Clayton N. Jefford Wim Weren Aaron Milavec Kari Syreeni John S. Kloppenborg Peter J. Tomson Gerard Rouwhorst Andr Tuilier Huub van de Sandt Joseph Verheyden Jonathan A. Draper