New Testament Apocrypha, v1

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2016 - Religion - 688 pages
Compilation of little-known and never-before-published apocryphal Christian texts in English translation

This anthology of ancient nonbiblical Christian literature presents informed introductions to and readable translations of a wide range of little-known apocryphal texts, most of which have never before been translated into any modern language.

An introduction to the volume as a whole addresses the most significant features of the writings included and contextualizes them within the contemporary study of the Christian Apocrypha. The body of the book comprises thirty texts that have been carefully introduced, copiously annotated, and translated into English by eminent scholars. With dates of composition ranging from the second century CE to early in the second millennium, these fascinating texts provide a more complete picture of Christian thought and expression than canonical texts alone can offer.
 

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Contents

The Endurance of the Christian Apocrypha
xi
Preface
xviii
Abbreviations
xlvii
The Legend of Aphroditianus
3
The Revelation of the Magi
19
The Hospitality of Dysmas
39
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas Syriac
52
On the Priesthood of Jesus
69
The Life and Martyrdom of John the Baptist
247
The Life of John the Baptist by Serapion
268
The Legend of the Thirty Pieces of Silver
293
The Death of Judas according to Papias
309
The Acts of Cornelius the Centurion
337
John and the Robber
362
The Acts of Timothy
395
The Life and Conduct of the Holy Women Xanthippe Polyxena and Rebecca
416

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 210
109
Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 5072
125
The Dialogue of the Paralytic with Christ
140
The Toledot Yeshu Aramaic Fragment
158
The Discourse of the Savior and the Dance of the Savior
184
An Encomium on Mary Magdalene
197
An Encomium on John the Baptist
217
The Epistle of Christ from Heaven
455
The Latin Revelation of John about Antichrist
483
Stephen J Shoemaker
510
The Investiture of Abbaton the Angel of Death
526
Index of Modern Authors
555
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About the author (2016)

Tony Burke is associate professor of religious studies at York University in Toronto and founding president of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature. He is also the author of Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha.

Brent Landau is lecturer in religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin; he previously taught at the University of Oklahoma, Harvard Divinity School, and Boston University. His other books include Revelation of the Magi: The Lost Tale of the Wise Men's Journey to Bethlehem.

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