The Didache and the question of genre. Introduction ; Status quaestionis ; The Didache as Church order : early research; Origin of the term Church order and its application to the Didache; Discussion of genre prior to the discovery of the Jerusalem manuscript; Initial research on the Didache of H54; Research at the turn of the nineteenth century; The doctrina apostolorum and the two ways; The Didache and the dead sea scrolls; The genre of the two ways ; Studies on composition, communication, and genre
A text-linguistic analysis of the Didache. Text-linguistic methodology; Introduction; Text linguistics and early Christian literature; Delimitating a text ; The text of the Didache ; Structurally delimiting the Didache of H54; Introduction; Text-linguistic Abbreviations; Presentation of delimitation; Structural overview based on the text-linguistic analysis; Communication levels; Dramatis personae ; The delimitation of the Didache : analysis in detail; Text-levels 00ST/0ST : the titles of the Didache: The titles of the Didache and their implications for Genre: Text-external functional aspects of the incipit; Text-level 1; Text-level 2; Text-level 3; Text-level 4
The generic development and compositional history of the Didache. The genre Didache ; The structure of the Didache; Text level 1; Text level 2; Text level 3; The two ways section ; A reconstruction of the development of the Didache; Stage 1; Stage 2; Stage 3; Stage 4 ; The further development of the genre Didache
Summary and conclusion. Bibliography of works cited ; Reference index ; Modem author index ; Subject index.