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Title: The Apocryphal Acts of Andrew
Author: Bremmer, Jan N (ed)
Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 2000
Paperback; ISBN: 9789042908239
Volumes: 1; Pages: 200
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The Apocryphal Acts of Andrew' is the first modern collection of studies on the most important aspects of the Acts of Andrew, an early Christian kind of novel, which has only partially been preserved in Greek, Latin and Coptic. In addition to a thorough discussion of its date and place of origin, the collection of essays discusses many aspects of the Acts of Andrew, such as its interest in magic, martyrdom and the place of the devil, its preoccupation with scatology, and its interest in eroticism. It looks at its relationship with Poimandres, with the pagan novels and with other Christian writings, in particular the Acts of John and the Acts of Andrew and Mathias. Much attention is paid to spiritual climate of the Acts of Andrew and its connections with Platonism and gnosticism. Finally, it analyses the Armenian translation, which is shown to be an important witness to the original text.Table of ContentsThe Acts of Andrew and Matthias: is it part of the original Acts of Andrew? / A. Hilhorst and P.J. Lalleman Man, magic, and martyrdom in the Acts of Andrew / J.N. Bremmer Eroticism in the Liber der miraculis beati Andrea apostoli of Gregory of Tours / t. Adamik Aegeates, the Devil in person / M. Pesthy 'Whatever goes into the mouth ... ' / I. Czachesz Triangles and what is beyond them. Literary, Historical and theological systems of coordinates in the Acts of Andrew / J. Bolyki The words of life in the Acts of Andrew / F. Bovon The religious message of Andrew's speeches / G. Luttikhuizen Poimandres and the Acts of Andrew / J. Bollok Embracing the erotic in the passion of Andrew. The Apocryphal acts of Andrew, the Greek novel, and Platonic philosophy / C.T. Schroeder Les Actes d'Andre et le christianisme alexandrin / A. Jakab The Acts of Andrew and the Acts of John / P.J. Lalleman La version armenienne du Martyre d'Andre / v. Calzolari Bibliography of the Acts of Andrew / J.N. Bremmer and P.J. Lalleman.