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Apostolic Tradition (Traditio Apostolica)
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Apostolic Tradition is the name that was eventually given to an anonymous and untitled ancient church order, first published by H. Tattam (1848) in a manuscript translated into the Bohairic dialect of Coptic as recently as 1804, which also contained two other previously discovered church orders – the Apostolic Church Order and a recension of Const. ap. 8. For want of a better title, it was first designated as the “Egyptian Church Order.” In subsequent years, versions of it in th…

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Bradshaw, Paul F., “Apostolic Tradition (Traditio Apostolica)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00000250>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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