Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nicola Denzey Lewis Talks Non-Canonical Gospels

Nicola Denzey Lewis, Visiting Associate Professor at Brown University, answers the question “How many gospels were “excluded” from the Bibles as we know them today? And why?” on the Bible Odyssey web site (HERE).

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Reflections on Week Seven

After a week off from lecturing (last week our class time was devoted to a research skills workshop), my New testament Apocrypha class resumed with part two of our look at Passion and Resurrection Gospels, focusing this time on apocalypses. … Continue reading

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Conference Program for “Ancient Jewish and Christian Apocalypses”

The “Ancient Jewish and Christian Apocalypses: Transfer of Knowledge and Genre Definition” conference takes place at Freie Universtät in Berlin November 14-15, 2014. Presenters include Martha Himmelfarb and John J. Collins. For more information, download the program HERE.

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New Books on Fallen Angels Traditions

Kelley Coblentz Bautch passed along to me some information about two recent books on Fallen Angels traditions that may be of interest to readers of Christian Apocrypha: Available only since September, Fallen Angels Traditions: Second Temple Developments and Reception History … Continue reading

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Simon Gathercole on the Differences Between Canonical and Noncanonical Gospels

Steve Walton, administrator of the Acts and More blog, provides a summary of Simon Gathercole’s plenary paper from the British New Testament Conference (Sept. 4-6, 2014): “Jesus, the Apostolic Gospel and the Gospels.” I can’t say much about the paper … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: CSBS/CSPS Christian Apocrypha Session 2015

For the past three years I have been organizing a session of Christian Apocrypha at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. Last year we began a partnership with the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies to create … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Reflections on Week Five

Our first of two classes on Passion and resurrection gospels began and ended with the Gospel of Mary. We read the conclusion to Gos. Mary as a group and I had the class consider who the Mary of the text … Continue reading

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More Christian Apocrypha Updates 14: Acts of Timothy

[This is the latest in a series of posts on texts to be featured in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures edited by Brent Landau and I. The material here is incorporated also into the information on the texts provided … Continue reading

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More Christian Apocrypha Updates 13: Life of John the Baptist by Serapion

[This is the latest in a series of posts on texts to be featured in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures edited by Brent Landau and I. The material here is incorporated also into the information on the texts provided … Continue reading

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More Christian Apocrypha Updates 12: Gospel Fragments

[This is the latest in a series of posts on texts to be featured in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures edited by Brent Landau and I. The material here is incorporated also into the information on the texts provided … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Reflections on Week 4

I said at the conclusion to the post for week three that this week’s class should be lighter since we would be looking at only two gospels: the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Philip. Well, I forgot that … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Reflections on Week Three

My course on the New Testament Apocrypha focused this week on part one of a two-part discussion of “Ministry Gospels”—i.e., texts focusing on Jesus’ adult life, between the infancy gospels and the passion narratives. For this first part we looked … Continue reading

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