Epistles of Ignatius

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (35 - 117)
Translated by J. B. Lightfoot (1828 - 1889)

Ignatius of Antioch penned these letters to churches (Ephesians, Magnesians, Trallians, Romans, Philadelphians, and Smyrnaeans) and Polycarp on his way to martyrdom. Ignatius was an apologist for the Episcopal style of church government (as opposed to sole rule by a council of presbyters) which developed in the late first or early second century. Eager to die in imitation of his Savior, it was Ignatius who wrote this to the Roman church: "I am God's wheat, and I am ground by the teeth of wild beasts that I may be found pure bread [of Christ]." (Summary by Sam Stinson)

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians Sam Stinson
Play 02 02 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians Sam Stinson
Play 03 03 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians Sam Stinson
Play 04 04 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans Sam Stinson
Play 05 05 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians Sam Stinson
Play 06 06 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans Sam Stinson
Play 07 07 - Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp Sam Stinson