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An introduction to the New Testament Apocrypha

Author: F Lapham
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2003.
Series: Understanding the Bible and its world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a readable and analytical survey of those important but little-known Christian documents of the second and third centuries which are collectively referred to as the New Testament Apocrypha, and is intended to serve both as an introductory guide for interested clergy and laity, but also as a useful reference for those pursuing higher research. Questions of the manufacture of the codices, the transmission  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lapham, F.
Introduction to the New Testament Apocrypha.
London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2003
(OCoLC)902846913
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Lapham
ISBN: 0826469787 9780826469786 0826469795 9780826469793
OCLC Number: 53501284
Description: ix, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The discoveries --
Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha --
Earlier-known writings --
The manuscripts --
The classification of the documents --
Theological types --
Stylistic differences --
The early history. The sources --
The Judaean church --
The church in Samaria --
The Syrian church --
The church in Mesopotamia --
The Asian church --
The Egyptian church --
The Judaean church. The epistle of Peter to James --
The contestatio of James --
The preaching of Peter --
The ascents of James. The apocryphon of James --
The first apocalypse of James --
The protevangelium of James --
The church in Samaria. The acts of Peter --
The pseudo-clementine homilies and recognitions --
The epistle of Peter to Philip --
The gospel of the Nazaraeans --
The gospel of the Ebionites --
The church in Syria. The gospel of Peter --
The gospel of Philip --
The apocalypse of Peter --
The coptic apocalypse of Peter --
The apocalypse of Paul --
The coptic apocalypse of Paul. The church in Mesopotamia. The gospel of Thomas --
The acts of Thomas --
The book of Thomas the contender --
The infancy gospel of Thomas --
The churches of Asia. The acts of John --
The acts of Paul --
The acts of Andrew --
The acts of Peter and the twelve apostles --
The church in Egypt. The gospel of the Egyptians --
The gospel of the Hebrews --
The gospel of Mary --
The epistle of the apostles --
The dialogue of the Saviour.
Series Title: Understanding the Bible and its world.
Responsibility: F. Lapham.

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