Re: New Manuscript? BBC Radio Programme
- I have now listened to the programme referred to, and as others have
suggested, there is no new manuscript: Dr Garrow believes he can detect the
decree within the Didache. In fact, he goes further. He sees the Didache as
being perhaps our most faithful guide to the way the earliest Christians
thought and worshipped. Indeed, he attempts to revive and continue the
belief and worship systems described in the Didache in contemporary England,
and appears to want to convert the rest of us to a form of belief which sees
Christianity as a form of Judaism.
Despite missing only a minute or two at the beginning I didn't hear very
much about the Apostolic Decree. It can't have featured very greatly.
Probably just a publicity stunt to get people to listen to a radio programme
at 8pm when most people are glued to the telly.
JOHN E STATON
Penistone, Sheffield UK