Polycarp of Smyrna, Letter to the Philippians
The Letter to the Philippians penned by Polycarp of Smyrna is sometimes dismissed as an example of a proof-texting moralism, indicative of the post-apostolic church's fall from the heights of Pauline Christianity. Read on its own terms, this complex exhortatory letter reveals a vigorous, pastorally sensitive effort to integrate both behavioural and theological aspects of 'righteousness' as Polycarp seeks to maintain the stability and integrity of the Philippian congregation. Copyright © 2006 SAGE Publications.
Biblical and Theological Studies
Holmes, Michael, "Polycarp of Smyrna, Letter to the Philippians" (2006). Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works. 28.