Clayton N. JeffordSaint Meinrad Seminary
St. Meinrad, Indiana

Clayton N. Jefford is Professor of Scripture at Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology. He holds a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School (1988) and is the author of The Sayings of Jesus in the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (Supplements to Vigilae Christianae, 1997), Reading the Apostolic Fathers: A Student’s Introduction (2d edition, 2012), The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament (2006), and The Epistle to Diognetus (with the Fragment of Quadratus) (2013). He also is the co-editor of the academic journal Forum. His most recent book is Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (Polebridge Press, 2013), which provides a glimpse of early Christian rituals and liturgy as the very first manual for Christian life.

Academic Credentials

  • A.B., Furman University
  • M.A., Claremont Graduate School
  • M.Div., South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School