Polycarp's Use of 1 Clement: An Assumption Reconsidered

Bibliographic Information: 

Kenneth Berding, "Polycarp's Use of 1 Clement: An Assumption Reconsidered," in Journal of Early Christian Studies 19 (Spring 2011): 127-139.

Description:

This article challenges the contention that Polycarp of Smyrna was especially influenced by the writing of Clement of Rome, a contention that has often been repeated in the scholarly literature since the time of Lightfoot. The article argues, rather, that Polycarp was primarily influenced by Paul, secondarily by 1 Peter, and at a distant third, by 1 Clement.

Publisher: 
Journal of Early Christian Studies