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Apocryphal Acts of Thomas (Jan N Bremmer) Paperback Book, (Peeters, 2002) 9789042910706
Apocryphal Acts of Thomas (Jan N Bremmer) Paperback Book, (Peeters, 2002) 9789042910706
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Title: Apocryphal Acts of Thomas

Author: Bremmer, Jan N

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Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9789042910706

Volumes: 1; Pages: 189

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The Apocryphal Acts of Thomas is the first modern collection of studies on the most important aspects of the Acts of Thomas, an early Christian kind of novel, which was originally written either in Greek or Syriac. The volume starts with the memoirs of the Altmeister Fr Klijn regarding his own role in the study of the Acts. He is followed by an analysis of the elusive phenomenon of Thomas Christianity. The major part of the book studies various aspects and passages of the Acts: narrative strategies, the heavenly palace, factors of plot, the famous Hymn of the Pearl, the serpent, women, and the much-debated connection of Thomas with India. As a kind of summary of the results of some of our previous investigations, the penultimate chapter takes a fresh look at the authors, place, time and readership of the major Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. As has become customary, the volume is rounded off by a bibliography and a detailed index.

Table of Contents

The Acts of Thomas revisited / A.F.J. Klijn

Thomas Christianity: scholars in quest of a community / Ph. Sellew

The bride of the demon: narrative strategies of self-definition in the Acts of Thomas / I. Czachesz

The heavenly palace in the Acts of Thomas / A. Hilhorst

Thomas, the slave of the Lord / M. Pesthy

The Acts of Thomas: place, date and women / J.N. Bremmer

Human nature and character as moving factors of plot in the Acts of Thomas / J. Bolyki

The hymn of Jude Thomas, the apostle, in the country of the Indians / G.P. Luttikhuizen

The serpent in the Acts of Thomas / T. Adamik

India and the apostolate of St. Thomas / L.P. van den Bosch

The five major apocryphal Acts: authors, place, time and readership / J.N. Bremmer.

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