ISBN : 9780198801252
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.
List of Contributors; List of Figures; Part I: Introduction and overview; 1 Christopher Tuckett: Introduction; 2 Jorg Frey: Texts About Jesus: Non-canonical Gospels and Related Literature; 3 Charlotte Touati and Claire Clivaz: Apocryphal Texts About Other Characters in the Canonical Gospels; 4 Richard Pervo: Narratives About the Apostles: Non-canonical Acts and Related Literature; 5 Andrew Gregory: Non-canonical Epistles and Related Literature; 6 Richard Bauckham: Non-canonical Apocalypses and Prophetic Works; Part II: Key Issues and Themes; 7 Tobias Nicklas: The Influence of Jewish Scriptures on Early Christian Apocrypha; 8 L. W. Hurtado: Who Read Early Christian Apocrypha?; 9 Jens Schrter: The Formation of the New Testament Canon and Early Christian Apocrypha; 10 Francois Bovon: 'Useful for the Soul': Christian Apocrypha and Christian Spirituality; 11 Pheme Perkins: Christology and Soteriology in Apocryphal Gospels; 12 Paul Foster: Christology and Soteriology in Apocryphal Acts and Apocalypses; 13 Stephen J. Patterson: The Gospel of Thomas and the Historical Jesus; 14 Simon Gathercole: Other Apocryphal Gospels and the Historical Jesus; 15 J. K. Elliott: Christian Apocrypha and the Developing Role of Mary; 16 Robin M. Jensen: The Apocryphal Mary in Early Christian Art; 17 Richard I. Pervo: The Role of the Apostles; 18 Petri Luomanen: Judaism and Anti-Judaism in Early Christian Apocrypha; 19 Outi Lehtipuu: Eschatology and the Fate of the Dead in Early Christian Apocrypha; 20 Harald Buchinger: Liturgy and Early Christian Apocrypha; 21 Candida R. Moss: Roman Imperialism: The Political Context of Early Christian Apocrypha; 22 Judith Hartenstein: Encratism, Asceticism, and The Construction of Gender and Sexual Identity in Apocryphal Gospels; 23 Yves Tissot: Encratism and the Apocryphal Acts; 24 Tony Burke: Early Christian Apocrypha in Popular Culture; 25 Tony Burke: Early Christian Apocrypha in Contemporary Theological Discourse