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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Hermas, Shepherd of
Name of a treatise highly esteemed in early times and once ranking next to the Holy Scriptures. It is an ethical rather than a theological work, preaching repentance, and consisting of five visions, twelve mandates, and two parables; particularly valuable as a contemporary record of 2century Christianity in Rome. The authorship has been attributed to Hermas, mentioned by Saint Paul in his letter to the Romans 14; but with more likelihood, to a brother of Pope Saint Pius I.
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Entry for 'Hermas, Shepherd of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/h/hermas-shepherd-of.html. 1910.