The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles
By (author) Hans-Josef Klauck
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Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles by Hans-Josef Klauck
Book DescriptionA great deal has happened in recent decades in the study of the Apocryphal Acts, and the field of apocryphal literature is incredibly broad. A reader looking for a current, general, and concise introduction to the subject will welcome this book. Klauck not only offers an excellent introduction to the topic of the Apocryphal Acts but also a useful resource for understanding the complex relations between these works themselves and to the canonical books. The book discusses both the main apocryphal Acts, such as the Acts of John, Paul, and Peter, and the more recent works, including the Acts of Philip, Bartholomew, and Matthew. For each chapter Klauck offers a explanation of the background and the structure for each of the works presented, and a detailed analysis of the content, and a bibliography all while incorporating the results of the most current international research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781602581593
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hans-Josef Klauck
Ancient Letters and the New Testament, Paperback (November 2006)
Places the New Testament letters squarely in the middle of the important letter corpora of antiquity. Chapters in this volume cover the basic letter formula, papyrus and postal delivery, non-literary and diplomatic correspondence, Greek and Latin literary letters, epistolary theory, letters in early Judaism, and the letters of the New Testament.
Apocryphal Gospels, Paperback (November 2003)
This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the apocryphal gospels - the biblical and related writings which do not form part of the accepted canon of Scripture.
Religious Context of Early Christianity, Paperback (April 2003)
This is a comprehensive guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman environment of early Christianity. The volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians' religious context.
World of the Acts of the Apostles, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Hans-Josef Klauck
Many forms of magic and paganism were practiced at the time of Jesus. What were these practices, and how did the first Christians react to them? Hans-Josef Klauck describes this world into which Christianity was born and relates to it the many experiences of the first Christians recorded in Acts.
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Author Biography - Hans-Josef Klauck
Hans-Josef Klauck (Th. D. University of Munich) is Professor of New Testament at the University of Chicago.
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