2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium Papers Now Available

Forbidden Texts Photo SmallThe proceedings from the 2013 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium—Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha from North American Perspectives—is now available for order from Wipf and Stock Publishers. The book can be purchased from other retailers (Amazon and even on Kindle) in a few months. Copies will be available also at the 2015 Symposium in September. My thanks go out to all the contributors for their work in getting the papers to press. The table of contents is as follows:

Foreword–Christoph Markschies
Introduction—Tony Burke
North American Approaches to the Study of the Christian Apocrypha on the World Stage—Jean-Michel Roessli
The “Harvard School” of the Christian Apocrypha—Brent Landau
Excavating Museums: From Bible Thumping to Fishing in the Stream of Western Civilization—Charles Hedrick
Scriptural Trajectories Through Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, and Beyond: Christian Memorial Traditions and the longue durée—Pierluigi Piovanelli
Jesus at School among Christians, Jews, and Muslims—Cornelia Horn
Nag Hammadi, Gnosticism, Apocrypha: Bridging Disciplinary Divides—Nicola Denzey Lewis
Canon Formation: Why and Where Scholars Disagree—Lee Martin McDonald
Apocryphal Gospels and Historical Jesus Research: A Reassessment—Stephen J. Patterson
Apocryphal Gospels and the Historical Jesus: A Response to Stephen Patterson—John Kloppenborg
Apocryphal Gospels and the Historical Jesus: A Response to Stephen Patterson—Mark Goodacre
The Distinctive Sayings of Jesus Shared by Justin and the Pseudo-Clementines—F. Stanley Jones
The Tiburtine Sibyl, the Last Emperor, and the Byzantine Apocalyptic Tradition—Stephen J. Shoemaker
Confused Traditions? Peter and Paul in the Apocryphal Acts—David Eastman
Digital Humanities and the Textual Critic: Resources, Prospects and Problems—Kristian Heal
The Conversion of Paul: The Production of a Model—Glenn Snyder

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