Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
  • The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
zoom

The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

(author)
£7.99
Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 26/02/2009
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
This Very Short Introduction offers a clear, accessible, and concise account of the apocryphal gospels - exploring their origins, their discovery, and discussing how the various texts have been interpreted both by the Church and beyond. Looking at texts from the Gospels from Nag Hammadi to the Dialogues with the Risen Saviour, Paul Foster shows how the apocryphal gospels reflect the diversity that existed within early Christianity, and examines the extent to which they can be used to reconstruct an accurate portrait of the historical Jesus. Including discussions of controversies and case-studies such as the alleged hoax surrounding the discovery of Secret Mark, Foster concludes that the non-canonical texts, considered in the correct context, offer us an important window on the vibrant and multi-faceted face of early Christianity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199236947
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 142 g
Dimensions: 174 x 112 x 7 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Very Short" could just as truthfully be described as "Very Informative"... Illuminating and accessible. * Methodist Recorder *
He writes with elegance and clarity, and presents... complex arguments... with simplicity and grace. * John Drane, Baptist Times *
Fascinating reading. * David Sexton, Evening Standard *

You may also be interested in...

God's Little Book of Hope
Added to basket
A Time to Keep Silence
Added to basket
The Shack
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Prayer For The Day Volume I
Added to basket
Benedictus
Added to basket
£15.00
Hardback
A Grief Observed
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Unlocking the Bible
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Templars
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Holy Bible
Added to basket
£20.00
Leather / fine binding
God's Little Book of Love
Added to basket
Mere Christianity
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Revelations of Divine Love
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.