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Title: The Apocryphal Acts of Peter: Magic, Miracles and Gnosticism
Author: Bremmer, Jan N (ed)
Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 1998
Paperback; ISBN: 9789042900196
Volumes: 1; Pages: 213
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This is the first modern collection of studies on the most important aspects of the Acts of Peter, the source of the famous novel Quo Vadis--by Henry Sienkiewicz. The collection of essays discusses many aspects of the Acts of Peter: its relationship with the Acts of John and the Acts of Paul, but also important themes such as the fascinating figure of Simon the Magician, Agrippa and his concubines. It looks at the nature of the theos aner, the role of women, the place of magic, the performance of miracles, the famous death of Peter upside-down, the regulae fidei and other early credal formulations. Finally it discusses the transmission and Latinity of the Acts, and the date and place of its publication.Table of ContentsAspects of the Acts of Peter: women magic, place and date / J.N. Bremmer Agrippa, king and prefect / I. Karasszon Theios aner traits in the Apocryphal Acts of Peter / P. Herczeg Simon Magus as a narrative figurein the Acts of Peter / G.P. Luttikhuizen The image of Simon Magus in the Christian tradition / T. Adamik Revivifying resurrection accounts: techniques of composition and rewriting in the Acts of Peter cc.25-28 / C.M. Thomas Who is deviant? Entering the story-world of the Acts of Peter / I. Czachesz "For the Lord always takes care of his own" : the purpose of the wondrous works and deeds in the Acts of Peter / M. Misset-ven de Weg "Head downwards": the cross of Peter in the lights of the apocryphal acts, of the New Testament and of the society-transforming claim of early Christianity / J. Bolyki Cross and death in the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles / M. Pesthy Regulae fidei and other credal formulation in the Acts of Peter / L.H. Westra The text of the Actus Vercellenses / A. Hilhorst The relation between the Acts of Peter and the Acts of Paul : state of the question / W. Rordorf L'Origine africaine des Actus Vercellenses / G. Poupon Bibliography of the Acts of Peter / P.J. Lalleman and J.N. Bremmer.