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Didache 11-13: The Legacy of Radical Itinerancy in Early Christianity

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This chapter revisits the chapters of the Didache with a view toward a more detailed exploration of the various aspects of that early Christian itinerant radicalism which is illustrated by this text and its complex history. Eventually the authority of the itinerants was all but supplanted by local leaders, namely, bishops and deacons, as the itinerants became venerable, but impotent, symbols of a time which now had passed. The author draws upon a variety of methods, including Theissen's own description of social roles, redaction criticism, and long overdue attention to the manuscript history of the Didache. The chapters of the Didache which are examined above illustrate what probably must have happened upon numerous occasions among the communities of Christians which settled and grew around the Mediterranean basin.

Keywords: bishops; Christians; deacons; Didache; itinerant radicalism; redaction criticism



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