Flora Tells a Story
The Apocalypse of Paul and its Contexts
By (author) Michael Kaler
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Flora Tells a Story by Michael Kaler
Book DescriptionIn early Christianity, many people were inspired to write gospels, treatises, letters, and stories celebrating the new faith, but not all of these writings are found in the New Testament. One such story from an unknown author is the Coptic, gnostic Apocalypse of Paul, a tale of the apostle Paul's ascent to the heavens that was lost for millennia and rediscovered at Nag Hammadi in 1945. In Flora Tells a Story, Michael Kaler discusses the Apocalypse of Paul and how it was shaped by its literary environment. The book takes a behind the scenes look at early Christian literary production, analyzing the ways in which various literary traditions--such as apocalyptic writings, gnostic thought, and understandings of Paul--influenced the author of the Apocalypse of Paul and helped to shape the text. It also includes a new annotated English translation of the Apocalypse of Paul and a fictional account of how it might have come to be written. This work is the most in-depth study of the Apocalypse of Paul to date and the only full-length discussion of it in English. It provides a detailed but accessible account of the literary environment in which its author worked and integrates this little-known work into the broader stream of early Christian writings. This book will be of interest to specialists in Nag Hammadi and gnostic studies and early Christian literature, but will also appeal to the general reader interested in Christianity, mysticism, and gnosticism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781554580446
(235mm x 159mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Michael Kaler
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Author Biography - Michael Kaler
Michael Kaler is a specialist in the study of early Christianity and particularly gnosticism, a loose assortment of distinctive beliefs about the nature of God, reality, and humanity. He has worked and published with Universite Laval's prestigious Bibliotheque copte de Nag Hammadi project and has taught at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. His work on Paul, gnosticism, and early Christianity has been published in Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Early Christian Studies, and other journals.
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