Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hermas, an early theologian called an "apostolic" father, from his having lived almost if not quite in apostolic times. His writings consist of some fragments of a dialogue entitled The Shepherd, which was greatly reverenced in the 2nd century, and of which a perfect Latin translation was found in Rome. It is divided into Visiones, Mandate, and Similitudines, and is poetic in style and Platonic in ideas.