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New Testament Apocrypha, Vol. 1: Gospels and Related Writings Revised Edition Paperback – December 1, 1990
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About the Author
R. McL. Wilson was Professor Emeritus of Biblical Criticism at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrew's, in Scotland.
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This volume, dealing with the apocryphal Gospel material, shows clearly Early Church thinking and beliefs concerning the life and ministry of Christ, as well as the views of certain heretical sects. It also provides an insight into early "popular piety" which has played such an important role in the development of the Christian Church.
Each text is expertly translated (with textual variants properly explained) and is preceded by a scholarly introduction discussing issues of critical importance. Appropriate references are also provided, so that the student or researcher has a "jumping-off" point for further study.
Any serious student of the New Testament and post New Testament era cannot affford to be without this text. I highly recommend it.
The 65-page General Introduction addresses both volumes of the "New Testament Apocrypha". It discusses the history of the terms "canon" and "apocrypha" as they were applied to Christian texts, the evidence and conflicting theories of when and how the Christian canon was formed, the influences of heterodox sects on the orthodox canon, and provides translations of ancient and medieval canon catalogs. It also discusses the relation of the apocrypha to the canon, its role, and the history of apocryphal research. It should be noted that this introduction and those for the texts sometimes do not reflect the latest scholarship, as they were written nearly 20 years ago.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
In Good shape, a bit pricey for the wear and tear to the book, but am still satisfied.Published on April 28, 2009 by Toni J. Ostmeyer
If you're serious about biblical research, volumes I and II are must haves for your library.Published on February 26, 2006 by Thinking
This is the definitive reference on the Aprocrypha. There is a 2 volume set.
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