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An introduction to the New Testament Apocrypha

Author: F Lapham
Publisher: London [etc.] : T&T Clark, 2004.
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This is is an 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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Lapham
ISBN: 0826469795 9780826469793
OCLC Number: 1056608968
Description: IX, 193 p. 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Discoveries; Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; Earlier-known Writings; The Manuscripts; The Classification of the Documents; The Gospels; The Acts Literature; The Epistolary Writings; The Apocalyptic Writings; Theological Types; The Gnostic Writings; The Jewish-Christian Writings; The "Orthodox" Writings 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 Judean church: the Epistle of Peter to James and the Contestation of James; The Preaching of Peter; The Ascents of James; The Apocryphon of James; The Two Apocalypses of James; The Protevangelium of James The church of Samaria: The Acts of Peter; The Pseudo-Clementine; Recognitions and Homilies; 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 Apocalypses of Peter; The Apocalypses 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 Epilogue - "May it not be that these sacred scriptures,hidden under the sand for so many centuries, will yet help to bring a new spirit of openness and truth to the ancient Faith?".
Responsibility: F. Lapham.


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demonstrates careful awareness of patristic sources regarding sources of these texts and provides a helpful categorization of types of documents with respect to familiar New Testament documents. He Read more...

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