SVS Press Popular Patristics Series
Apostolic Tradition, as this text is best known, was identified in the early years of the 20th century as the work of Hippolytus, A Christian leader from third-century Rome. The text provides liturgical information of great antiquity, and as such has been massively influential on liturgical study and reform, especially in western churches.
Nonetheless, there have been a number of problems surrounding the text. The attribution to Hippolytus has never been unversally accepted; much of the text remained obscure, published without commentary; finally, no adequate English version has been published since 1937.åÊOn the Apostolic TraditionåÊseeks to solve these problems. The introduction brings the debate concerning authorship to a new level while the rest of the text is accompanied by lucid commentary. Together with a fresh translation, the book brings light to formerly obscure passages, clears critical impasses and provides new discoveries. It is a significant and important piece of research, enlightening and eminently readable.
Translated (with commentary) by Alistair Stewart-Sykes.åÊ