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Sayings Traditions in the Apocryphon of James

Sayings Traditions in the Apocryphon of James

Ron Cameron

ISBN 9780674017894

Publication date: 04/30/2005

The discovery and publication of the Apocryphon of James from Nag Hammadi has significantly expanded the spectrum of early Christian literature about Jesus. In this informative monograph, which has been out of print until now, Ron Cameron provides a form-critical analysis which aims to clarify the ways in which the sayings of Jesus were used and transformed in early Christian communities. By recognizing the importance of this particular document, scholars will no longer be able to regard the synoptic gospels of the New Testament as unique or sufficient for understanding the trajectory of the Jesus tradition. The "synoptic problem" must now be seen as a gospels problem.


  • Ron Cameron is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University.

Book Details

  • 166 pages
  • 5 x 8-11/16 inches
  • Harvard Divinity School