Early Christian Studies Series Vol 22: The Canons of Hippolytus, Alistair C. Stewart


The book is a fresh English version presented with annotation explaining the peculiarities of transmission and translation for those unequipped with Arabic. This is accompanied by a facing Arabic text for the benefit of those with some knowledge of the language.

The texts and notes are prefaced by an extensive introduction: of particular significance in the introduction is the re-examination of the date and provenance of the document. whereas it has for centuries been assumed to have originated in Egypt, extensive evidence for the Cappadocian or Antiochene origin is presented. This leads to a major re-assessment of the value of the document for the liturgical historian, for the historian of asceticism in the fourth century, and for the social historian.


The Canons of Hippolytus: A English version, with introduction and annotation and an accompanying Arabic text
(Early Christian Studies, Vol 22)
By Alistair C. Stewart
©2021, 178 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1-925730-25-8 (paperback)


  • Discovery and publication
  • The employment of sources in Canones Hippolyti
  • The redactional purpose of Canones Hippolyti
  • Provenance
  • The liturgies of Canones Hippolyti
  • Arabic text and English translations

About the Author

Alistair C Stewart is an Anglican priest serving in England. His research into Christian liturgical origins has led him to study the church orders as fundamental primary texts.


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Weight 0.255 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 14 × 1 cm
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