Re: Didache 12:5

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Mon Feb 21 2000 - 14:19:03 EST

<x-flowed>At 11:40 21/02/00 -0500, wrote:
>You're in good company.
>Chapter XII. Č•šReception of Christians.

Thanks for that citation ---
[ the full title is:

Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions

The Lord‚s Teaching Through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations
Constitutions of the Holy Apostles

did you notice the footnote to "Christ-monger"?

„Christ-trafficker.š The abuse of Christian fellowship and hospitality
naturally followed the remarkable extension of Christianity. This
expressive term was coined to designate the class of idlers who would make
gain out of their professed Christianity. It occurs in the longer form of
the Ignatian Epistles (Trallians, vi.) and in literature of the fourth century.
Roberts, Alexander and Donaldson, James, Ante-Nicene Fathers: Volume VII,
(Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.) 1997.

I like that term " Christ-trafficker", too.


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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