The Date of Ignatius

  title={The Date of Ignatius},
  author={Timothy D. Barnes},
  journal={The Expository Times},
  pages={119 - 130}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • History
  • The Expository Times
The present article seeks to transcend the terms of the traditional debate over the date and authenticity of the Ignatian letters by showing that Ignatius knew the writings of the Gnostic Ptolemaeus. Since Eusebius' dating of Ignatius to the reign of Trajan (98—117) cannot be regarded as authoritative, it is suggested that the letters were probably written in the 140s. 

Traditions of martyrdom in the Ignatian Letters

The letters of Ignatius represent one of the key texts for the emergence of martyrdom during the second century AD in Christianity. This article is concerned with the question whether Ignatius

Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, is arguably the most significant Christian theologian, church leader, and writer of the first half of the second century. Keywords: Christianity; churches;

Expanding the Narrative: The Reception of Ignatius of Antioch in Britain, ca. 1200–1700

Recent studies of the letters of Ignatius of Antioch have helpfully located seventeenth-century Ignatian scholarship in its ecclesial and political context. Of particular importance, these new works

The Reception of the Gospel of John in the Long Recension of Ignatius’s Letters 1

The reception of Pauline and Johannine writings in the three centuries after their composition is of interest to NT researchers, and Ignatius of Antioch’s letters have rightly been taken into

Auctoritas and Potestas in the Apostolic Constitutions

The fourth century is a time of rapid change in the Christian churches brought on by developments such as the rise of the ascetic movement, the new relationship with the emperor instituted by

Religion in Early Fourth Century Roman Palestine: The Kfar ʿOthnay Mosaics

Bowersock, G.W. “Religion in Early Fourth Century Roman Palestine: the Kfar ‘Othnay Mosaics,” Syria 95 (2018), pp. 65-71

Forging Christianity: Jews and Christians in Pseudo-Ignatius

This dissertation explores one of the thorny problems of writing a social history of Early Christianity, the degree to which rhetoric either reflects or evokes worldviews, institutions, and other

Who Wrote 2 Thessalonians? A Fresh Look at an Old Problem

In light of the New Perspective on Paul, recognition of apocalyptic as a central category in Pauline theology, and the crumbling consensus concerning seven authentic epistles of Paul, it is time to

Almsgiving and Competing Soteriologies in Second-Century Christianity

While care for the poor was widely advocated and practiced in early Christianity, charity was not universally endorsed. The Gospel of Thomas (Gos. Thom.), for example, is notable for its rejection of

Is Eph 1:15–23 a Judaistic and/or Hellenistic Christian Text?

The paper is an interpretation of Eph 1:15-23 which is a consequence of the shorter version of Eph 1:15 (without the words: τὴν ἀγάπην). It is an attempt to answer the question of who the “saints”



Les letters d'Ignace d'Antioche: Étude de critique littéraire et de théologie. By Reinoud Weijenborg. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1969. 474 pp. 56 guilders.

the role of Neoplatonism in it, of Augustine's eventual espousal of state coercion in religious disputes, and of the question whether Boethius was Christian. The best chapter is on Ambrose. The

The Apostolic Fathers 1 (Cambridge, ma and London, 1912), 174; p.-t. Camelot

  • The Apostolic Fathers
  • 2003

Cambridge, 1671): on pearson's career and his achievements as a scholar, see h. de Quehen

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • 2004

Histoire des Origines du Chrstianisme 5. Les Évangiles et la seconde génération chrétienne (paris, 1877), x-xxxi

    Apostolic Fathers 2.2 2 (1889), 31. 62 ephesians 5.2:  ριστς γπησεν μς κα παρδωκεν αυτν πρ μν πρσρν κα θυσαν τ  θε  ες σμν εωδας

      Chapter xVi note 70 (1.540 Womersley = 2.97 n. 70 Bury): 'we cannot receive with entire confidence, either the epistles or the acts

        Apostolic Fathers 2.3 2 (1890)

          278. 64 C. J. hefele, Patrum Apostolicorum Opera 4 (tübingen, 1855), 152; W. Cureton, Corpus Ignatianum (1849), 17. 65 thus the nineteenth-century editors

            The four authentic letters of Ignatius of Antioch the Martyr. A critical study based on Anomalies contained in the Textus Receptus

            • Orientalia Christiana Analecta
            • 1980