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The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles

Harvard Divinity School Studies

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ISBN 9780945454182

Publication Date: 03/01/1999


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  • Foreword [Lawrence E. Sullivan]
  • Preface [François Bovon]
  • Abbreviations
  • Short Titles
  • Editing the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles [François Bovon]
  • 1. Performance and Rewriting
    • A. The “Prehistory” of “the Acts of Peter” [Christine M. Thomas]
    • B. The “Acts of Mark”: Tradition, Transmission, and Translation of the Arabic Version [Allen Dwight Callahan]
    • C. Byzantine Witnesses for the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles [François Bovon]
  • 2. Language
    • A. The Greek Language of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: A Study in Style [David H. Warren]
    • B. Philological Aspects of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles [Evie Zachariades-Holmberg]
  • 3. Literary and Religious Studies
    • A. Political Authority and Cultural Accommodation: Social Diversity in the “Acts of Paul” and the “Acts of Peter” [Ann Graham Brock]
    • B. Ritual Epicleses in the Greek “Acts of Thomas” [Caroline Johnson]
    • C. Articulate Animals: A Multivalent Motif in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles [Christopher R. Matthews]
    • C. “She Became What the Words Signified”: The Greek “Acts of Andrew”’s Construction of the Reader-Disciple [Laura S. Nasrallah]
    • D. Physical and Spiritual Restoration: The Role of Healing Miracles in the “Acts of Andrew” [David W. Pao]
    • E. An Inquiry into the Relationship between Community and Text: The Apocryphal “Acts of Philip” 1 and the Encratites of Asia Minor [Richard N. Slater]
  • Appendices
    • A. “The Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Ananias” (BHG 75y) [François Bovon and Evie Zachariades-Holmberg]
    • B. “The Memorial of Saint John the Theologian” (BHG 919fb) [Yuko Taniguchi, François Bovon, and Athanasios Antonopoulos]
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Biblical References
  • Index of Early Christian Apocrypha
  • Index of Ancient Texts and Authors
  • General Index

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