Ancient Texts

Ignatius to the Ephesians – letter from early Christian church leader

The following letter preserved under the name of Ignatius is generally considered authentic as it was mentioned by the historian Eusebius in the first half of the fourth century.  As part of seven letters to seven early Christian churches, Ignatius's letters proved to be important testimony to the development of…
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Ancient Texts

Ignatius to the Philadelphians – letter from early Christian church leader

The following letter preserved under the name of Ignatius is generally considered authentic as it was mentioned by the historian Eusebius in the first half of the fourth century.  As part of seven letters to seven early Christian churches, Ignatius's letters proved to be important testimony to the development of…
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Ancient Texts

The Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans

The Letter to the Romans by Ignatius, an early-second-century Bishop of Antioch, was written during his transport from Antioch, Syria, to his execution in Rome. One of seven extant epistles written by Ignatius, Romans is Ignatius’ most detailed explanation of his views on martyrdom. Note: As with any apocryphal writing,…
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