Community Building in the Shepherd of Hermas by Mark GrundekenInvestigates aspects of Christian community life as reflected upon in Shepherd of Hermas (2nd century C.E.): (alleged) 'Jewish Christianness', (lack of) resurrection belief, sectarian tendencies and its relation to the authorities and to the emperor cult; social features; and rituals. Online available.
New Essays on the Apostolic Fathers by Clare K. RothschildComprises fifteen new essays on the Apostolic Fathers with a focus on 1 and 2 Clement. The volume ranges widely within and beyond early Christian literature-from the streets of ancient Achaean and Asian the early modern libraries of Europe.
The Shepherd of Hermas by Carolyn OsiekExtremely popular in its time, The Shepherd of Hermas is a second-century work often used for instruction of catechumens, and is widely regarded as scripture. Only full-length commentary on "The Shepherd" in English. Online available.
Didache by Kurt NiederwimmerDidache's origins can be traced to the first century. It is apparently a catechism, intended to provide basic instructions. Echoes of Jesus' teaching in its Matthean form. Online available.