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Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha (Andrew Gregory) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2018) 9780198801252
Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha (Andrew Gregory) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2018) 9780198801252
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Title: Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha

Author: Gregory, Andrew

Additional Authors or Contributors: Christopher Tuckett (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2018

Paperback; ISBN: 9780198801252

Volumes: 1; Pages: 496

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha addresses issues and themes that arise in the study of early Christian apocryphal literature. It discusses key texts including the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Peter, letters attributed to Paul, Peter, and Jesus, and acts and apocalypses written about or attributed to different apostles. Part One consists of authoritative surveys of the main branches of apocryphal literature (gospels, acts, epistles, apocalypses, and related literature) and Part Two considers key issues that they raise. These include their contribution to our understanding of developing theological understandings of Jesus, the apostles and other important figures such as Mary. It also addresses the value of these texts as potential sources for knowledge of the historical Jesus, and for debates about Jewish-Christian relations, the practice of Christian worship, and developing understandings of asceticism, gender and sexuality, etc. The volume also considers questions such as which ancient readers read early Christian apocrypha, their place in Christian spirituality, and their place in contemporary popular culture and contemporary theological discourse.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

List of Figures

Part I: Introduction and overview

1. Introduction, Christopher Tuckett

2. Texts About Jesus: Non-canonical Gospels and Related Literature, Jorg Frey

3. Apocryphal Texts About Other Characters in the Canonical Gospels, Charlotte Touati and Claire Clivaz

4. Narratives About the Apostles: Non-canonical Acts and Related Literature, Richard Pervo

5. Non-canonical Epistles and Related Literature, Andrew Gregory

6. Non-canonical Apocalypses and Prophetic Works, Richard Bauckham

Part II: Key Issues and Themes

7. The Influence of Jewish Scriptures on Early Christian Apocrypha, Tobias Nicklas

8. Who Read Early Christian Apocrypha?, L. W. Hurtado

9. The Formation of the New Testament Canon and Early Christian Apocrypha, Jens Schroter

10. 'Useful for the Soul': Christian Apocrypha and Christian Spirituality, Francois Bovon

11. Christology and Soteriology in Apocryphal Gospels, Pheme Perkins

12. Christology and Soteriology in Apocryphal Acts and Apocalypses, Paul Foster

13. The Gospel of Thomas and the Historical Jesus, Stephen J. Patterson

14. Other Apocryphal Gospels and the Historical Jesus, Simon Gathercole

15. Christian Apocrypha and the Developing Role of Mary, J. K. Elliott

16. The Apocryphal Mary in Early Christian Art, Robin M. Jensen

17. The Role of the Apostles, Richard I. Pervo

18. Judaism and Anti-Judaism in Early Christian Apocrypha, Petri Luomanen

19. Eschatology and the Fate of the Dead in Early Christian Apocrypha, Outi Lehtipuu

20. Liturgy and Early Christian Apocrypha, Harald Buchinger

21. Roman Imperialism: The Political Context of Early Christian Apocrypha, Candida R. Moss

22. Encratism, Asceticism, and The Construction of Gender and Sexual Identity in Apocryphal Gospels, Judith Hartenstein

23. Encratism and the Apocryphal Acts, Yves Tissot

24. Early Christian Apocrypha in Popular Culture, Tony Burke

25. Early Christian Apocrypha in Contemporary Theological Discourse, Tony Burke

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