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Apostolic Fathers

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Definition: Apostolic Fathers
Group of Christian leaders and writers from the late first and early second centuries A.D. These authors were not apostles themselves, but had close proximity to the apostles, either by personal relationship or close connection with apostolic teaching. Examples include Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Papias, Pseudo-Barnabas, the Didache, the Second Epistle of Clement, the Shepherd of Hermas, and The Apostle's Creed.
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Title Apostolic Fathers
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Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2021
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MLA Citation “Apostolic Fathers.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021. <religionfacts.com/apostolic-fathers>