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The Mission of Jesus and the Mission of the Father in the Didache
Click to view an hour-long video of the Invitational lecture given by Aaron Milavec
at the University of Nottingham (UK) 16 Nov 2011
with an introduction by Prof. Thomas O'Loughlin

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New Books & Upcoming Conferences--Press Release--Interview

The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians
Thomas O'Loughlin -- review JTS

SPCK & Baker Academic, 2010
xvii + 185 pages, Soft cover
ISBN: 978-0-8010-4539-4
List Price: $24.99 Booksellers
Review

The Didache--Faith, Hope, and Life
of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E.


Aaron Milavec -- interview -- synopsis -- awards
review

Paulist Press, Newman imprint, 2003,
xxxvii + 981 pages, Cloth, English
ISBN: 0809105373
List Price: $64.95 Discount Booksellers

   

The Didache--Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary


Aaron Milavec -- interview -- press release -- synopsis
-- review

Liturgical Press, 2003,
xxi + 112 pages, Soft cover
ISBN: 0814658318
List Price: $9.95 Discount Booksellers

 

Program for the Didache Consultation Unit in 2011--SBL San Francisco

Didache in Context
Jonathan A. Draper

Description: The object of this consultation will be to explore the Didache as a unified document reflecting the faith, hope, and life of Christian sometime between 50-90 CE. Accordingly, papers will concern themselves with the following: (a) the oral/written origins of the Didache; (b) the authorship and use of the Didache; (c) aspects of the faith, the practice, or the end-time expectations of the Didache communities as seen from the internal logic of the text; from its religious, social, and historical context; or in contrast to other early communities (Jewish, Christian, Roman).

Call for papers: Ten Years of Dialogue on the Didache at the SBL: Retrospect and Prospect

Program for the Didache Consultation Unit in 2010--SBL Atlanta

Didache in Context
11/20/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Courtland - Hyatt Regency
Theme: The Eucharist in the Didache

Joseph Mueller, Marquette University, Presiding (5 min)
Johana Broselid, Lund University
Construing connections: how contemporary scholarship establishes connections between Didache 9-10 and the New Testament (30 min)
Jonathan Schwiebert, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Matthew D. Larsen, Church of the Incarnation (Episcopal)
Addressing the Elephant That’s Not in the Room: Comparing the Eucharist in the Didache with the New Testament (30 min)
John Clabeaux, Pontifical College Josephinum, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Business Meeting (30 min)

Didache in Context
11/21/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Spring - Hyatt Regency
Theme: Didache and the Two Ways

Nancy Pardee, Saint Xavier University, Presiding (5 min)
Perttu Nikander, University of Helsinki
Orality and Writing in the Context of the Two Ways and the Didache (30 min)
Jonathan Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Taras Khomych, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Paul, the Didache and the Two Ways (30 min)
Magnus Zetterholm, Lund University, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (5 min)
Break (5 min)
Van de Sandt, Huub, Tilburg University
Matthew’s Story of the Rich Young Man (19:16-30) in Light of the Two Ways (30 min)
Clayton Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, Respondent (10 min)

Program for the Didache Consultation Unit in 2009--SBL New Orleans

Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism
Joint Session With: Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism, Didache in Context
11/21/2009
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Napoleon A1 - SH
Clayton N. Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, Presiding
Patrick J. Hartin, Gonzaga University
Ethos and Ethics of the Didache: Affinity with Other Early Jesus Groups Within Judaism? (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Magnus Zetterholm, Lund University
"Will the Real Gentile-Christian Please Stand Up!": Didache and the Crisis of Identity Formation in the Early Jesus Movement (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Break (5 min)
Peter J. Tomson, Faculty for Protestant Theology, Brussels
The Genesis of the ChristianJewish Conflict and the Position of Didache and Barnabas (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Huub van de Sandt, Tilburg University
The Twofold Image of the Yoke: Didache 6:2-3 and Matthew 11:25-30 (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Didache in Context
11/22/2009
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: St. Charles Suite - MR
John J. Clabeaux, Pontifical College Josephinum, Presiding
Kathleen E. Corley, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Celebratory Meals of the Kingdom of God and Meals of Jesus' Presence: From Jesus and Q to the Didache and the Eucharist (25 min)
Taras Khomych, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Respondent (5 min)
Joseph Mueller, Marquette University
Review of J. Schwiebert, Knowledge and the Coming Kingdom: The Didache's Meal Ritual in its Place in Early Christianity (25 min)
Jonathan Schwiebert, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Respondent (5 min)
Break (5 min)
Nancy Pardee, Saint Xavier University
The Text of the Didache: Revisiting Codex Hierosolymitanus 54 (25 min)
Jonathan A. Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal
The Moral Economy of the Didache (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Business Meeting (20 min)

Program for the Didache Consultation Unit in 2008--SBL Boston

Didache in Context
11/24/2008
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Meeting Room 209 - CC
Theme: Eucharist and Eschatological Hope

Joseph G. Mueller, Marquette University, Presiding
Hans-Ulrich Weidemann, University of Tubingen
"Knowledge and Life": The Eucharistic Prayers of the Didache and the High-Priestly Prayer of John 17 (25 min)
Taras Khomych, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Synaxis and Sacrifice: Some Observations on the Eucharistic Assembly Motif in Didache 14 (25 min)
John Clabeaux, Pontifical College Josephinum, Respondent (10 min)
Alan J. P. Garrow, Bath Abbey
Didache 10 and the Book of Revelation (25 min)
Murray Smith, Macquarie University-Sydney
The "Coming of the Lord" in the Gospel of Matthew and the Didache (25 min)
Clayton Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, Respondent (10 min)

Didache in Context
11/25/2008
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Beacon B - SH
Theme: Ethics, Law and Eschatological Hope

D. Jeffrey Bingham, Dallas Theological Seminary, Presiding
John W. Welch, Brigham Young University
Law, Ethics, Ritual, and Eschatology from the Sermon on the Mount to the Post-temple Didache (25 min)
James N. Rhodes, Saint Michael's College
"The Road Not Taken": An Inquiry into the Significance of the Two Ways Tradition in the Epistle of Barnabas and Its Relevance to the Didache (25 min)
Huub van de Sandt, Tilburg University, Respondent (10 min)
Magnus Zetterholm, Linkoping University
The Didache and the Salvation of Non-Jews (25 min)
Jonathan A. Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal
The Two Ways and Eschatological Hope: A Contested Terraine in Paul and the Didache (25 min)
Stephen Finlan, Fordham University, Respondent (10 min)

Program for the Didache Consultation Unit in 2007--SBL San Diego

S19-109 Didache in Context
11/19/2007
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Salon 3 - MM
Theme: Didache: Text and Composition in a Changing Community

Jonathan A. Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Presiding

(a) Clayton N. Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology
Review of Nancy Pardee, The Genre and Development of the Didache: A Text Linguistic Analysis, (Mohr-Siebeck, 2006) (25 min)
Nancy Pardee, Saint Xavier University, Respondent (10 min)
(b) William Varner, Master's College and Seminary
The Didache as a Christian Enchiridion (25 min)
Break (10 min)
(c) Dietrich-Alex Koch, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
The Eucharistic Prayers in Didache 9 and 10 and the Riddle of Didache 10:6 (25 min)
(d) Huub van de Sandt, Tilburg University
Why is the Eucharist Referred to as a "Sacrifice" in Didache 14? (25 min)
John Clabeaux, Pontifical College Josephinum, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)

Program for the Didache Consultation Unit in 2005--SBL Philadelphia

S20-59 Didache in Context -- Eucharistic Prayers and End Times
11/20/2005
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room 304 - Marriott

Nancy Pardee, Saint Xavier University, Presiding

(a) Taras Khomych, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Admonition to Assemble Together in Didache 16.2 Reappraised (25 min)
Bryan Spinks, Yale University, Respondent (5 min)
(b) Henry Sturcke, University of Zurich
Branches on David’s Vine (25 min)
Tim Hegg, TorahResource, Respondent (5 min)
(c) John Clabeaux, Pontifical College Josephinum
The Eucharist Prayers in Didache 9 + 10 and the Gospel of Matthew (25 min)
Jonathan Schwiebert, Respondent (5 min)

Discussion (30 min)
Break (5 min)
Business Meeting (25 min)

S20-72 -- Poster Session
11/20/2005
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Arch Street Foyer - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Dexter Callender, University of Miami, Presiding

Aaron Milavec, Professor Emeritus
Flow Charts for the Didache (0 min)

 

S21-60 -- Didache in Context -- Didache Research at the Crossroads
11/21/2005
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room 305 - Marriott

Clayton Jefford, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, Presiding

(a) Alan Garrow, St Albans & Oxford Ministry Course
Didache 16: The Tradition Behind 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (25 min)
Stephen Carlson, Respondent (5 min)
(b) Nancy Pardee, Saint Xavier University
The Composition of the Didache: A Text-Linguistic Approach (25 min)
Jeremy Hultin, Yale University, Respondent (5 min)
(c) Aaron Milavec, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, and Jonathan Draper, University of Natal
The Distress Signals of Didache Research -- Quest for a Viable Future (40 min)
Break (5 min)
Discussion (45 min)

Program for the Didache Consultation Unit in 2004--SBL San Antonio

Nancy Pardee, Presiding

(1) Nicholas Perrin, Biblical Theological Seminary -- Comparing Matthew with the Didache: Some Methodological Reflections (25 min) Clayton N Jefford, St Meinrad School Of Theology, Respondent (5 min)

(2) Huub Van De Sandt, Theol.faculty Of Tilburg Univ., -- The Egyptian Background of the 'Ointment' Prayer in the Eucharistic Rite of the Didache (10:8) (25 min.) F. Stanley Jones & Paul Mirecki, Respondent (5 min)

(3) Jonathan Schwiebert, Boston University -- Performative Features in the Didache's Eucharistic Prayers (25 min) Jonathan Draper, Univ Of Natal, Respondent (5 min)

Break (5 min)
Discussion (45 min)
Business Meeting (10 min)  

 Additional Didache papers to be presented in 2004--SBL San Antonio

Carsten Claussen, University of Munich -- Penitence and Prayer in the Didache (in the Penitential Prayer Consultation) S22-118 (4:00-6:30 Monday, Convention Center 007C)

Synopsis: The Didache presents to us a picture of one or several early Christian communities at an early stage of their process of institutionalization. For the interest of our research on penitential prayer the virtual lack of such texts in this document is nevertheless not a disappointment, because there is already a definite move towards formulaic expressions of penitence. Specific times for the confession of sins are well established on a daily and weekly basis. There is a belief that the confession of sins is a spiritual sacrifice for the life of Christians and the worship of a Christian community. Thus, the Didache presents us with insights into early Christianity as a penitential reform movement. Overall, the document reveals itself as a cradle of penitential prayer and makes this text a fascinating source regarding the development towards penitential prayer in the second half of the first century C.E.

Aaron Milavec, Professor Emeritus -- Gentile Identity in the Didache Communities
as Early Signs of the Parting of the Ways
(in the Early Jewish-Christian Relations Consultation)

Synopsis:The Didache presents how Jews favoring Jesus in the early 50s set out to train Gentiles in righteousness with the expectation that they would be joined with Israel when God comes to redeem his people. In effect, the Didache embraced the Jewish faith of Jesus in centering redemption upon the gathering of Israel into the Kingdom by the Lord-God on the last day. The Didache assigns no efficacy to the death of Jesus and it is mute regarding his resurrection and his return. Hence, as I have argued in my thousand-page commentary, one finds in the Didache a preoccupation with the faith of Jesus rather than with the Jesus of faith (as in the Gospels).

Against this backdrop, the Didache makes clear that Gentiles were expected to adhere to the Way of Life but not to be circumcised nor to follow Torah. Gentiles prayed three times each day calling upon God to redeem them but not to sanctify the Jerusalem Temple nor to reestablish the Kingdom of David. First fruits were required of them, but these were not given to the priests as normative Judaism supposed. Finally, the weekly community meals anticipating the Kingdom of God were regarded as "sacrifices" thereby suggesting Jewish experience in the Diaspora (as expressed by Philo [Special Laws 1.270-75] or Stephen [Acts 7:44-50]).

The task of my paper, consequently, will be to establish to what degree one has in the Didache an already established parting of the ways and/or a form of Judaism alienated from temple worship (as found within the Qumran scrolls)

Papers from the New Didache Consultation Unit in 2003--SBL Atlanta

(1) Huub van de Sandt (Theological Faculty of Tilburg University)
The Gathering of the Church in the Kingdom
Respondant: Matti Myllykoski (University of Helsinki)
(2) Jonathan Draper (University of Natal)
A Comparative Study of the Lasterkataloge in Didache 2 and 5, and Its
Parallels in Barnabas and the Two Ways Tradition, from the Perspective
of Oral Tradition and Ritual Theory
Respondant: Nancy Pardee
(3) Aaron Milavec (University of Victoria)
A New Paradigm for Recovering the Origins and Use of the Didache
Respondant: Jeremy F. Hultin (Yale University)

Papers from the International Conference, 7-8 April 2003--Tilburg, Netherlands
Aaron Milavec, "When, Why, and for Whom Was the Didache Created?" revised

Jonathan Draper texts

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1983 A Commentary on the Didache in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls and related Documents. Cambridge: doctoral dissertation, St. John's College.

1984 "The Jesus Tradition in the Didache," The Jesus Tradition Outside the Gospels. Ed. by D. Wenham. Sheffield: JSOT Press.

1989 "Lactantius and the Jesus Tradition in the Didache," JTS 40:112-116.

1991 "Torah and Troublesome Apostles in the Didache Community," Novum Testamentum 33/4:347-372.

1993 "The Development of `The Sign of the Son of Man' in the Jesus Tradition," NTS 39:1-21.

1995a "Social Ambiguity and the Production of Text: Prophets, Teachers, Bishops, and Deacons and the Development of the Jesus Tradition in the Community of the Didache," The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History and Transmission. Ed. by Clayton N. Jefford. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 284-312.

1995b "Barnabas and the Riddle of the Didache Revisited," JSNT 58:89-113.

1996a "The Didache in Modern Research," The Didache in Modern Research. Ed. by Jonathan A. Draper. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 1-42.

1996b "The Jesus Tradition in the Didache," The Didache in Modern Research. Ed. by Jonathan A. Draper. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 72-91.

1996c "Christian Self-definition against the `Hypocrites' in Didache 8," The Didache in Modern Research. Ed. by Jonathan A. Draper. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 223-243.

1996d "Torah and Troublesome Apostles in the Didache Community," The Didache in Modern Research. Ed. by Jonathan A. Draper. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 340-363.

1996e "Confessional Western Text-Centred Biblical Interpretation and an Oral or Residual-Oral Context," Semeia 73:61-80.

1997a "Resurrection and the Cult of Martyrdom in the Didache Apocalypse," Journal of Early Christian Studies 5/2:155-179.

1997b "The Role of Ritual in the Alternation of Social Universe: Jewish-Christian Initiation of Gentiles in the Didache," Listening 32:48-67.

1998 "Weber, Theissen, and `Wandering Charismatics' in the Didache," Journal of Early Christian Studies 6/4:541-576.

2000 "Ritual Process and Ritual Symbol in Didache 7-10," Vigiliae Christianae 54: 1-38.

2003. "A Coninuing Enigma: The 'Yoke of the Lord in Didache 6:2-3 and Early Jewish-Christian Relations". In P. J. Tomson and D. Lambers-Petry (eds), The Image of Judaeo-Christians in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. Pp. 106-123.

2007 "Didache," New World Encyclopedia

2008 "Pure Sacrifice in Didache 14 as Jewish Christian Exegesis," Neotestamenica 42.2 (2008) 223-252.

2008 "Apostles, Teachers, and Evangelists: Stability and Movement of Functionaries in Matthew, James, and the Didache". Pages 137-174 in H. van de Sandt and Jürgen Zangenberg (eds.), Matthew, James and the Didache. Scholars: SBL, 2008.

2008 "Vice Catalogues as Oral-Mnemonic Cues: A Comparative Study of the Two Ways Tradition in the Didache and Parallels from the Perspective of Oral Tradition". Pages 111-135 in T. Thatcher (ed.), Jesus, the Voice, and the Text. Wayco: Baylor University Press, 2008.

2009 "Ursprung und Theologie der Didache", in W. Pratscher (ed.), Theologie der Apostolischen Vaeter, Goettingen, VandenHoeck & Ruprecht, 2009, 17-38.

2011 'The moral economy of the Didache', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67(1), Art. #907, 10 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.9*07.

2011 'Eschatology in the Didache', in J. van der Watt (ed.), Eschatology and the New Testament, WUNT, Mohr Siebeck:Tübingen, pages 567-582.

2012 'Walking the Way of Life or the Way of Death in the present existence as the beginning of eschatological life or death in the renewed earthly kingdom: The rationale for the limitation of the resurrection to the righteous departed in Didache 16, 6-8'. Resurrection of the Dead: Biblical Traditions in Dialogue, ed. by in G. van Oyen and T. Shepherd (Leuven: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovaniensis, 2012) 383-402.

2012 "Children and Slaves in the Community of the Didache," ???

2013 "The Attitude of the Didache to the Gentiles," Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, edited by David C. Sim and James S. McLaren (London: Bloomsbury, 2013) 242-254.


Clayton Jefford texts

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1989a The Sayings of Jesus in the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, Volume XI. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

1989b "Presbyters in the community of the Didache," Studia Patristica 21:122-128. Ed. by Elizabeth A. Livingstone. Leuven: Peeters Press.

1989c "A Note on Didache 12.2a (Coptic)," With Stephen J. Patterson. The Second Century 7/2 (Summer 1989-1990) 65-75.

1990 "An Ancient Witness to the Apostolic Decree of Acts 15?" Proceedings: Eastern Great Lakes and Midwest Biblical Societies 10:204-213.

1992a "Tradition and Witness in Antioch: Acts 15 and Didache 6," Perspectives on Contemporary New Testament Questions: Essays in Honor of T.C. Smith. Edited by Edgar V. McKnight. North American Baptist Professors of Religion Festschriften Series 9. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press. Pp. 75-89.

1992b "Tradition and Witness in Antioch: Acts 15 and Didache 6," Perspectives in Religious Studies 19/4:409-419.

1995a "Did Ignatius of Antioch Know the Didache?" The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History and Transmission. Ed. by Clayton N. Jefford. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 330-351.

1995b "A Bibliography of Literature on the Didache," The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History and Transmission. With Kenneth J. Harder. Ed. by Clayton N. Jefford. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 368-382.

1997 "Household Codes and Conflict in the Early Church," Studia Patristica 31:121-127.

2001 "Didache," Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Edited by Davie Noel Freedman. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans. Pp. 345a-346a.

2001 "Conflict at Antioch: Ignatius and the Didache at Odds," Studia Patristica 36:262-269.


Aaron Milavec texts

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1978 "Matthew's Integration of Sexual and Divine Begetting," BTB 8:108-116.

1982 To Empower as Jesus Did: Acquiring Spiritual Power Through Apprenticeship. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press.

1984 "Jesus as Homeowner: Matthew's Perspective," New Testament Perspectives. Ed. by William P. Frost. Dayton: College Press. Pp. 46-60. Also published in Explorations 1/3 (1983) 11-20.

1986 "Polanyi's Understanding of Religion Reconsidered," Convivium 22:1-14.

1989a "The Pastoral Genius of the Didache," Religious Writings and Religious Systems. Volume Two. Brown Studies in Religion 02. Ed. by Jacob Neusner et al. Atlanta: Scholars Press. Pp. 89-125.

1989b "Mark's Parable of the Wicked Husbandman as Reaffirming God's Predilection for Israel," Journal of Ecumenical Studies 26/2:289-312.

1989c "The Heuristic Circularity of Commitment and the Experience of Discovery: A Polanyian Critique of Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions," Tradition and Discovery 16/2:4-19.

1990 "The Identity of `the Son' and `the Others': Mark's Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen Reconsidered," BTB 20/1:30-37.

1992 "The Birth of Purgatory: Evidence of the Didache," Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society 12:91-104.

1993 "If I Join Forces with Mr. Kuhn": Polanyi and Kuhn as Mutually Supportive and Corrective," Polanyiana (Budapest) 2/4 & 3/1: 56-74. Reprinted in Richard Gelwick, ed., From Polanyi to the 21st Century (Proceedings of a Centennial Conference, Kent State University, 1997) 224-259.

1994a Exploring Scriptural Sources: Rediscovering Discipleship. Kansas City: Sheed & Ward.

1994b "Distinguishing True and False Prophets: The Protective Wisdom of the Didache," Journal of Early Christian Studies 2/2:117-136.

1995a "The Social Setting of `Turning the Other Cheek' and `Loving One's Enemies' in Light of the Didache," BTB 25/2:131-143.

1995b "Saving Efficacy of the Burning Process in Didache 16.5," The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History and Transmission. Ed. by Clayton N. Jefford. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 131-155.

1996a Scripture Sleuth: Rediscovering the Early Church. Interactive software version of 1994a. Liguori, MO: Liguori Faithware. Distributed by EasyGreek Software; 2739 Queenswood Dr.; Cincinnati, OH 45211; 513-481-2303.

1996b "The Economic Safety Net in the Didache," Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society 16:73-84.

1997 "Religious Pedagogy From Tender to Twilight Years: Parenting, Mentoring, and Pioneering Discoveries by Religious Masters as Viewed from within Polanyi's Sociology and Epistemology of Science," Tradition and Discovery 23/2 (1996-97) 15-36.

1999 "How the Didache Attracted, Cooled Down, and Quenched Prophetic Fire," Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes & Midwest Biblical Society 19:103-117.

2003a "Synoptic Tradition in the Didache Revisited," Journal of Early Christian Studies 10/3 (Fall) -- A response by Tuckett and rejoinder by Milavec are slated to appear in the JECS soon.

2003b·"The Purifying Confession of Failings Required by the Didache's Eucharistic Sacrifice," BTB (Fall)

2003c The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, December 2003) -- press release -- synopsis

2003d The Didache: Faith, Hope, and Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E. (New York: Paulist Press, November 2003) -- press release -- synopsis

2004 "Where, When, and for Whom Was the Didache Created? ," Proceedings of the International Specialist Conference (Tilburg, Netherlands: 07 April 2003)--edited for publication by Huub van den Sandt, The Didache and Matthew: Two Documents from the Same Jewish Christian Milieu? (Assen: Royal Van Gorcum, 2004).

2005a "The Didache--A Window on Gentile Christianity before the Written Gospels," The Fourth R 18/3: 7-11, 15-16.

2005b Reflections on a review cluttered with misrepresentations, hyperbolies, and vacuous innuendoes by Clayton Jefford

2011 "The Mission of Jesus and the Mission of the Father in the Didache," video of an invitational lecture given at the University of Nottingham (UK) 16 Nov 2011 with an introduction by Prof. Thomas O'Loughlin

2014 "Didache at the Crossroads: Reflections on Recent Directions in Research," The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity, ed. by Jonathan A. Draper and Clayton N. Jefford. SBL Seminar Papers (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014).

 


Thomas O'Loughlin texts

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2003 'The Didache as a Source for Picturing the Earliest Christian Communities: The Case of the Practice of Fasting' in K. O'Mahony ed., Christian Origins: Worship, Belief and Society [Journal for the Study of the New Testament: Supplement Series 241] (Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield 2003), pp. 83-112.

2010a 'Reactions to the Didache in early twentieth-century Britain: a dispute over the relationship of history and doctrine?' in F. Knight, et al., eds, Festschrift for Prof. Keith Robbins.

2010b The Didache: A window on the Earliest Christians (S.P.C.K., London / Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010).

2011a 'The Missionary Strategy of the Didache,' Transformation 28 (2011)77-92.

2011b Why study the Didache? (click to view video) [March 2011]

2011c Why study the early church? (click to view video) [March 2011]



Nancy Pardee texts

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1995 "The Curse that Saves (Didache 16.5)," The Didache in Context: Essays on Its Text, History and Transmission. Ed. by Clayton N. Jefford. Leiden: E.J. Brill. Pp. 156-176.

Review of Kurt Niederwimmer, The Didache. Journal of Religion 80/3: 503-504.

A Generic Understanding of the Didache. Doctoral dissertation. University of Chicago. [Congratulations!]


Willy Rordorf texts

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1968 Sunday: The History of the Day of Rest and Worship. Tr. by A. A. K. Graham of 1962 French orig. Philadelphia: Westminster.

1969 "Le sacrifice eucharistique," Theologishche Zeitschrift 25:335-353. Reprinted in Liturgie, foi et vie des premiers chrétiens. Paris: Beauchesne, 1986.Pp. 73-91.

1970 "Eglise de l'attente," Communion 95:86-96.

1971 "La vigne et le vin dans la tradition juive et chrétienne," Universite de Neuchatel, Annales 1969-1970. Pp. 131-146. Reprinted in Liturgie, foi et vie des premiers chrétiens. Paris: Beauchesne, 1986. Pp. 493-508.

1972a "Le baptême selon la Didaché," Mélanges liturgiques offerts au R.P. Dom Bernard Botte O.S.B.. Louvain. Pp. 499-509. Reprinted in Liturgie, foi et vie des premiers chrétiens. Paris: Beauchesne, 1986. Pp. 175-185. Tr. and reprinted, "Baptism according to the Didache," The Didache in Modern Research. Ed. by Jonathan A. Draper. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1996. Pp. 212-222.

1972b "Un chapitre d'ethique judèo-chrétienne: les deux voies," Recherches de science religieuse 60:109-128. Tr. and reprinted, "An Aspect of the Judeo-Christian Ethic: the Two Ways," The Didache in Modern Research. Ed. by Jonathan A. Draper. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1996. Pp. 148-164.

1973 "La rémission des péchés selon la Didache," Irénikon 46:283-297. Reprinted in Liturgie et rémission des péchés. Ed. by A. Pistoia et al. Rome: Edizioni Liturgiche, 1973. Pp. 225-238. Reprinted in Liturgie, foi et vie des premiers chrétiens. Paris: Beauchesne, 1986. Pp. 209-223.

1975 "Une nouvelle edition de la Didache," Studia Patristica 15/1:26-36.

1978a La doctrine des douze apôtres. Tr. of Greek and critical notes by A. Tuilier. Paris: Cerf.

1978b "The Didache," The Eucharist of the Early Christians. Tr. by M.J. O'Connell of the 1976 French orig. Ed. by Willy Rordorf et al. New York: Pueblo. Pp. 1-23. French orig. reprinted in Liturgie foi et vie des premiers chrétiens. Paris: Beauchesne, 1986. Pp. 187-207

1980 "The Lord's Prayer in the Light of its Liturgical Use in the Early Church," Studia Liturgica 14:1-19.

1981 "Le problème de la transmission textuelle de Didache 1,3b-2,1," Uberlieferungsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen. Pp. 139-153. Reprinted in Liturgie foi et vie des premiers chrétiens. Paris: Beauchesne, 1986. Pp. 499-513.

1986 Liturgie, foi et vie des premiers chrétiens. Paris: Beauchesne.

1991 "Does the Didache Contain Jesus Tradition Independently of the Synoptic Gospels?" Jesus and the Oral Synoptic Tradition. Ed by Henry Wansbrough. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. Pp. 394-423. Reprinted in Willy Rordorf, Lex orandi lex credendid. Pp. 330-359.

1993 Lex orandi lex credendi. Publications de la Faculté de Théologie de l'Université de Neuchâtel 11. Freiburg Schweiz: Unitersitätsverlag.

1997 "Die Mahlgebete in Didache Kap. 9-10," Vigiliae Christianae 51/3:229-246.

1998 La doctrine des douze apôtres. 1978a edition (above) republished with an appendix comprising an updated bibliography (pp. 211-220) and extended notes revising and completing the earlier edition (pp. 221-246). Paris: Cerf.

1999 "`Ta agia tois agiois'," Irénikon 72/3-4:346-364.

2000 "L'histoire du salut entre le `milieu du temps' et l'eschatologie ou las dynamique du `déjà' et du `pas encore'," Positions Luthériennes 48:123-143.


Various notices


Stephen C. Carlson response (Nov. 21, 2005, MS Word) to Alan Garrow’s paper, "Didache 16: The Tradition Behind 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18" (PDF) in the Didache consultation unit is now ready.

Harrill, James Albert, 1963-
Didache and Judaism: Jewish Roots of an Ancient Christian-Jewish Work (review)
Journal of Early Christian Studies - Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 2006, pp. 117-118

Blog 2009--Eucharist and Sacrifice (III): The Septuagint, and the Didache

Peter Malik has published on the Didache as a textual witness in the SJNTS (Student Journal for New Testament Studies 2010).

Here one finds material presented at, or offered to, national and regional meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as background material for the Alpha Christianity session at the national meeting each year.

2011 SBL International (London) July 7, 8:30-11:30 AM. Session 7-6. James Gawley, Miami-Dade College
Should They Stay or Should They Go? Traveling Prophets and the Split-Authorship of the Didache (30 min)

 

 

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