Category Archives: 2012 NTA Course

New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week 6

The final week of this year's New Testament Apocrypha course comprised two classes: one on Paul, and one on art and film. For the Paul class we examined such texts as the Acts of Paul, Acts of Thecla, 3 Corinthians, … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week 5

The first class of the week (Monday) focused on “anti-gospels,” specifically the Toledoth Yeshu (and related Jewish anti-Christian material from the Talmud) and the Gospel of Barnabas (a 14th-century Muslim text). These texts are rarely discussed in the context of … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week Four

This week’s New Testament Apocrypha class focused on John and his Opponents. Taking a page from Gregory Riley and Helmut Koester, we looked at the possibility that characters in John are intended to represent other Christian groups with which John’s … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week 3

This week’s New Testament Apocrypha course featured only one class (thank you Queen Victoria). We focused on the family of Jesus—i.e., a discussion of traditions about the brothers and sisters of Jesus and an examination of texts about the final … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week 2

My course on the New Testament Apocrypha focused this week on “Mark and Related Apocrypha,” including fragmentary gospels (PEgerton, POxy 840, Gospel  of Peter, Secret Mark) and agrapha, and “Matthew and Luke and Related Apocrypha”—namely, Jewish-Christian gospels and infancy gospels. … Continue reading

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