The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations (Hardback)
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The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations (Hardback)

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Hardback 624 Pages / Published: 11/08/2011
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Bart Ehrman-the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church-and co-editor Zlatko Plese here offer a groundbreaking, multi-lingual edition of the Apocryphal Gospels, one that breathes new life into the non-canonical texts that were once nearly lost to history. In The Apocryphal Gospels, Ehrman and Plese present a rare compilation of over 40 ancient gospel texts and textual fragments that do not appear in the New Testament. This essential collection contains Gospels describing Jesus's infancy, ministry, Passion, and resurrection, as well as the most controversial manuscript discoveries of modern times, including the most significant Gospel discovered in the 20th century-the Gospel of Thomas-and the most recently discovered Gospel, the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. For the first time ever, these sacred manuscripts are featured in the original Greek, Latin, and Coptic languages, accompanied by fresh English translations that appear next to the original texts, allowing for easy line by line comparison. Also, each translation begins with a thoughtful examination of key historical, literary, and textual issues that places each Gospel in its proper context. The end result is a resource that enables anyone interested in Christianity or the early Church to understand-better than ever before-the deeper meanings of these apocryphal Gospels. The Apocryphal Gospels is much more than an annotated guide to the Gospels. Through its authoritative use of both native text and engaging, accurate translations, it provides an unprecedented look at early Christianity and the New Testament. This is an indispensable volume for any reader interested in church history, antiquity, ancient languages, or the Christian faith.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199732104
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 1016 g
Dimensions: 244 x 172 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...this well-produced and welcome book will patently be of great value in affording easy access to texts in early Christian languages. Valuable as a reference point for individual apocrypha, the collection will also be, it is hoped, of use in stimulating further study, not just of the texts as such and their wider context, but of the influence of many of them throughout late antiquity and the Middle Ages. * Brian Murdoch, Literature and Theology *
The book should serve as a valued and valuable port of call for students needing ready and reliable access to this fascinating body of writings. * J. K. Elliott, Journal of Theological Studies *
this well-produced and welcome book will patently be of great value in affording easy access to texts in early Christian languages. Valuable as a reference point for individual apocrypha, the collection will also be, it is hoped, of use in stimulating further study, not just of the texts as such and their wider context, but of the influence of many of them throughout late antiquity and the Middle Ages. * Brian Murdoch, Literature and Theology *
I am very pleased with this collection; it is handy to have easy access to these texts. * Dirk Jongkind, Churchman *

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