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Secret scriptures revealed : a new introduction to the Christian Apocrypha

Author: Tony Burke
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout history, Christians have expressed their faith through story. They created texts featuring important early Christian figures, like Jesus, Peter, Paul, Mary Magdalene, and Judas, to express their relationships to God and to the world around them. Some of these texts are found in today's New Testament, but there is a wide assortment of other texts that are not included in the Bible. Secret Scriptures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Burke
ISBN: 9780802871312 0802871313
OCLC Number: 855583393
Description: vi, 164 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What are the Christian Apocrypha? --
Studying the Christian Apocrypha --
The apocryphal life of Jesus --
Passion and resurrection gospels --
After Jesus: legends of the early church --
Myths, misconceptions and misinformation about the Christian Apocrypha --
Parting words.
Responsibility: Tony Burke.

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Throughout history, Christians have expressed their faith through story. They created texts featuring important early Christian figures, like Jesus, Peter, Paul, Mary Magdalene, and Judas, to express their relationships to God and to the world around them. Some of these texts are found in today's New Testament, but there is a wide assortment of other texts that are not included in the Bible. Secret Scriptures Revealed answers, in clear accessible terms, many frequently asked questions about the Christian Apocrypha. It describes and explains the key texts and includes a much-needed discussion.

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