The Apocryphal Gospels: An Introduction

The Apocryphal Gospels: An Introduction

by Hans-Josef Klauck


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567083906
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/22/2004
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Dr. Hans-Josef Klauck is Professor of New Testament Exegesis, University of Munich, Germany.

Table of Contents

1. Agrapha (Isolated sayings of Jesus)
2. Fragments
3. Jewish Christian Gospels
4. Two Gospels of the Egyptians
5. Infancy Gospels
6. Gospels about Jesus' Death and Resurrection
7. Gospels from Nag Hammadi
8. Conversations with the Risen Jesus
9. Dialogues of Jesus with No Location1
10. Legends about the Death of Mary
11. Lost Gospels
12. An Anti-Gospel: The Toledot Jeshu
13. Conclusion

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