skip to content
The secret revelation of John Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The secret revelation of John

Author: Karen L King
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Lost in antiquity, rediscovered in 1896, and only recently accessible for study, The Secret Revelation of John offers a firsthand look into the diversity of Christianity before the establishment of canon and creed. Karen L. King offers an illuminating reading of this ancient text--a narrative of the creation of the universe and humanity and a guide to justice and salvation, said to be Christ's revelation to his  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
King, Karen L., 1954-
Secret revelation of John.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)225874277
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen L King
ISBN: 9780674039605 0674039602 9780674030558 0674030559
OCLC Number: 433975570
Language Note: Translated from the Coptic.
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Contents Preface Abbreviations Introduction Translation Part I. The Narrative 1. The Ideal: the Divine Realm 2. The Problem: Rupture 3. The Result: The Situation of Humanity in the World 4. The Solution: Salvation 5. Utopian Desire, Social Critique, and Resistance Part II. Strategies of Interpretation 6. Methods and Strategies 7. Platonizing Philosophy 8. Moses 9. Wisdom Literature 10. The Gospel of John 11. Countering Lies and Deception 12. The History of the Text Postscript Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Karen L. King.

Abstract:

Karen L. King offers an illuminating reading of this ancient text, said to be Christ's revelation to his disciple John. In her analysis, the Revelation becomes a comprehensible religious vision--and  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"In the tradition of Elaine Pagels's The Gnostic Gospels and Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, King has produced a study on another early apocryphal Christian text: Apocryphon Johannis, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/433975570> # The secret revelation of John
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/433975570#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
    library:oclcnum "433975570" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1363151> ; # Apocryphon of John.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Topic/religion_christianity_general> ; # RELIGION--Christianity--General
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BS2931> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/229.04/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Topic/religion_biblical_studies> ; # RELIGION--Biblical Studies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Topic/electronic_books> ; # Electronic books
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#CreativeWork/apocryphon_of_john> ; # Apocryphon of John
    schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/67671827> ; # Karen L. King
    schema:bookEdition "1st pbk. ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2008" ;
    schema:description "Lost in antiquity, rediscovered in 1896, and only recently accessible for study, The Secret Revelation of John offers a firsthand look into the diversity of Christianity before the establishment of canon and creed. Karen L. King offers an illuminating reading of this ancient text--a narrative of the creation of the universe and humanity and a guide to justice and salvation, said to be Christ's revelation to his disciple John. Freeing the Revelation from the category of "Gnosticism" to which such accounts were relegated, King shows how the Biblical text could be read by early Christians in radical and revisionary ways. By placing the Revelation in its social and intellectual milieu, she revises our understanding of early Christianity and, more generally, religious thought in the ancient Mediterranean world. Her work helps the modern reader through many intriguing--but confusing--ideas in the text: for example, that the creator god of Genesis, a self-described jealous and exclusive god, is not the true Deity but a kind of fallen angel; or, in an overt critique of patriarchy unique in ancient literature, the declaration that the subordination of woman to man was an ignorant act in direct violation of the "holy height." In King's analysis, the Revelation becomes not strange but a comprehensible religious vision--and a window on the religious culture of the Roman Empire. A translation of the complete Secret Revelation of John is included."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/47389549> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/225874277> ;
    schema:name "The secret revelation of John"@en ;
    schema:productID "433975570" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/433975570#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_london_harvard_university_press_2008> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Agent/harvard_university_press> ; # Harvard University Press
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x0hm4> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/concordiaab-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3300103> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=282507> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/9780674039605> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3300103> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=282507> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ualberta/detail.action?docID=3300103> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3300103> ;
    schema:url <https://doi.org/10.4159/9780674039605> ;
    schema:url <http://0-www.jstor.org.lib.exeter.ac.uk/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x0hm4> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rdc/detail.action?docID=3300103> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gprc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3300103> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/macewan-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3300103> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=282507> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674030558> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674039605> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/433975570> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/concordiaab-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3300103>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gprc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3300103>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/macewan-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3300103>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rdc/detail.action?docID=3300103>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Agent/harvard_university_press> # Harvard University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Harvard University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Topic/electronic_books> # Electronic books
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Electronic books"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Topic/religion_biblical_studies> # RELIGION--Biblical Studies
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "RELIGION--Biblical Studies"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/47389549#Topic/religion_christianity_general> # RELIGION--Christianity--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "RELIGION--Christianity--General"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1363151> # Apocryphon of John.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Apocryphon of John." ;
    .

<http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=282507>
    rdfs:comment "from EBSCO Academic Collection" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/67671827> # Karen L. King
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1954" ;
    schema:familyName "King" ;
    schema:givenName "Karen L." ;
    schema:name "Karen L. King" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674030558>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0674030559" ;
    schema:isbn "9780674030558" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674039605>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0674039602" ;
    schema:isbn "9780674039605" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/225874277>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Secret revelation of John." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/433975570> ; # The secret revelation of John
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ualberta/detail.action?docID=3300103>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.