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Apocryphal Gospels : An Introduction - Klauck Hans-Josef

Apocryphal Gospels

An Introduction

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In this book Hans-Josef Klauck provides a comprehensive introduction to the apocryphal gospels - the biblical and related writings which do not form part of the accepted canon of Scripture.

Klauck classifies the material in various helpful ways: Agrapha (isolated sayings if Jesus), Fragments, Jewish Christian Gospels, Two Gospels of the Egyptians, Infancy Gospels, Gospels about Jesus' Death and Resurrection, Gospels from Nag Hammadi, Conversations with the Risen Jesus, Dialogues of Jesus with No Location, Legends about the Death of Mary, Lost Gospels, the Toledot Jeshu (an anti-gospel) . Each section is accompanied by a carefully related bibliography.

This highly readable introduction takes account of all the latest international scholarship on the apocrypha and will be an invaluable resource for all scholars and students in the field.

..his approach is informed, balanced, and straightforward. I recommend Apocryphal Gospels highly as an introductory text for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates and also as a vade mecum for anyone desiring a reliable update on the fascinating world of extra-canonical early Christian literature. Catholic Studies, 2004 I want to say from the outset that I recommend this volume to any serious scholar of Christianity Modern writings about apocryphal gospels tend sometimes to promote unwarranted theories or further some ideological point an author wants to make. This book, in contrast, strikes one as balanced. Professor Klauck is particularly careful to provide sufficient context for each of the twelve types of gospel so that the reader can assess which theories are warranted by the evidence and which are not. Anthony J. Blasi, editor of Handbook of Early Christianity: Social Science Approaches 'This is...a useful introduction to the current state of scholarship, and makes a useful contribution to developing research in the study of early Christianity.' N.H. Taylor, King's College, London, Heythrop Journal '[T]his book has the merit of full discussion of texts...Klauck further provides good bibliographical entries, including references to internet material...This book is a useful survey for further discussion, as it also pays attention to recent trends in scholarship.' A.L.A. Hogeterp, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses--Sanford Lakoff

Introductionp. 1
Agrapha ('Scattered Words of Jesus')p. 6
Definition of the conceptp. 6
Textual examplesp. 8
Summaryp. 19
Fragmentsp. 22
Papyrus Egerton 2p. 23
Papyrus Oxyrhynchos 840p. 26
The Strasbourg Coptic papyrusp. 27
The 'Unknown Berlin Gospel'p. 28
The 'Secret Gospel of Mark'p. 32
Jewish-Christian Gospelsp. 36
The Gospel of the Hebrewsp. 38
The Gospel of the Nazaraeans (?)p. 43
The Gospel of the Ebionitesp. 51
Two Gospels of the Egyptiansp. 55
The Greek text in Clement of Alexandriap. 55
The Coptic text from Nag Hammadip. 59
Infancy Gospelsp. 64
The Protevangelium of Jamesp. 65
The Infancy Gospel of Thomasp. 73
The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthewp. 78
Gospels about Jesus' Death and Resurrectionp. 82
The Gospel of Peterp. 82
The Gospel of Nicodemus (Acts of Pilate)p. 88
The Gospel of Bartholomewp. 99
Gospels from Nag Hammadip. 105
The Gospel of Thomasp. 107
The Gospel of Philipp. 123
The Gospel of Truthp. 135
Dialogues with the Risen Jesusp. 145
The Sophia Jesu Christip. 147
Epistula Apostolorump. 152
The Gospel of Maryp. 160
The Apocryphon of Johnp. 169
Non-Localized Dialogues with Jesusp. 176
The Book of Thomasp. 176
The Dialogue of the Saviourp. 185
Legends about the Death of Maryp. 192
Typology and topologyp. 192
A textual examplep. 194
Lost Gospelsp. 205
An Anti-Gospel: The Toledoth Yeshup. 211
Conclusionp. 221
General Bibliographyp. 226
Index of Selected Textsp. 229
Index of Matters and Personsp. 233
Index of Modern Scholarsp. 235
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ISBN: 9780567083906
ISBN-10: 056708390X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: T&T CLARK PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.2  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1