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THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES ENTIRELY SPURIOUS - Part 1

Preface This little volume is respectfully submitted to the candid consideration of all who take an interest in theological inquiries, under the impression that it will throw some additional light on a subject which has long created much discussion. It has been called forth by the appearance of a tr... Read More

THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES ENTIRELY SPURIOUS - Part 2

Chapter 2 THE TESTIMONY OF POLYCARP TO THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES EXAMINED. The Bishop of Durham affirms, in a passage already quoted, that "no Christian writings of the second century, and very few writings of antiquity, whether Christian or pagan, are so well authenticated" as the Epistles attributed t... Read More

THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES ENTIRELY SPURIOUS - Part 3

Chapter 3 THE DATE OF THE MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP. To many it may appear that there can be no connection between the date of the martyrdom of Polycarp and the claims of the Ignatian Epistles. All conversant with the history of this controversy must, however, be aware that the question of chronology ha... Read More

THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES ENTIRELY SPURIOUS - Part 4

Chapter 4 THE TESTIMONY OF IRENAEUS AND THE GENESIS OF PRELACY. 1. The Testimony of Irenaeus. The only two vouchers of the second century produced in support of the claims of the Epistles attributed to Ignatius, are the letter of Polycarp to the Philippians and a sentence from the treatise of Irenae... Read More

THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES ENTIRELY SPURIOUS - Part 5

Chapter 5 THE FORGERY OF THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES. If, as there is every reason to believe, the Ignatian Epistles are forgeries from beginning to end, various questions arise as to the time of their appearance, and the circumstances which prompted their fabrication. Their origin, like that of many othe... Read More

THE IGNATIAN EPISTLES ENTIRELY SPURIOUS - Part 6

Appendix I LETTER OF THE LATE DR. CURETON. Immediately after the appearance of the second edition of The Ancient Church, a copy of it was sent to the late Rev. W. Cureton, D.D., Canon of Westminster — the well-known author of various publications relating to the Ignatian Epistles. It was considered ... Read More

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