Polycarp

St Polycarp – Bishop of Smyrna

This translation of the one extant Letter of St. Polycarp, and of the Letter of the Smyrnreans narrating his martyrdom, is designed to put within the reach of English readers in a handy form two of the most valuable of the classics of the Church. In point of time the Epistle of Polycarp is one of the writings which come very near to those of canonical authority. It may with reasonable probability be placed within some quarter of a century after the publication of St. John’s Gospel, a somewhat shorter interval separating it from the Epistle of St. Clement.

From the Preface, page v

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Blomfield Jackson [1839-1906], St Polycarp. Bishop of Smyrna. London: SPCK, 1898. Hbk. pp.78. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. Early References and Quotations
  2. Internal Evidence of Genuineness of Epistle to the Philippians
  3. Internal Evidence of Genuineness of Epistle of the Smyrnaeans
  4. Life of St Polycarp
  5. MSS. and Versions
  6. Suggested Chronology
  7. The Epistle to the Philippians
  8. The Letter of the Smyrnaeans
  • Indices

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